Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businessman and rally ace Charles Muhangi is dead. Vincent Sekaate, the CID Spokesperson Kampala has confirmed Muhangi’s death.
However, details about the death are still scanty. Muhangi has been embroiled in a wrangle with businessman, Drake Lubega over the ownership of Qualicel Bus Terminal in Kampala.
Last month, President Museveni met the two businessmen and agreed to settle their dispute.
Muhangi, a former African Rally Champion, was the also the owner of Horizon Coaches.
Muhangi and co driver Byaruhanga were the first Black Africans to win the African Rally Championship back in 1999.
He was best known in motor sport circles for his bravado, and drove a Subaru Impreza he dubbed Ekitaguriro as he took on the established stars of the nineties and early 2000s.
Police seal off Muhangi home
Scene of Crime Officers early Thursday sealed off the home of Muhangi to collect information relating to his death.
The team is led by the Kabalagala Division Police Commander, Edrisa Kyeyune. Shortly after arriving at the home in Lower Mawanga in Buziga in Makindye Division, the officers sealed it off before entering the house to draw a sketch of the crime scene.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoywsigyire, says once the Scene of Crime Officers are done, Muhangi’s body will be transferred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem.
“I can now confirm that there is a lifeless body, our team is still collecting more information on ground and the body is to be taken to Mulago for postmortem,” Owoyesigyire said.
Muhangi’s lifeless body was reportedly found lying in his bed by his child around 7:30am. The Igara East MP, Michael Mawanda is among the more than 30 people URN found at the late Muhangi’s home.
Mawanda says the deceased’s family, told him that Muhangi retired to bed at 1am after holding meetings with unnamed people at his home. “They told me by the time he went to sleep he was well and didn’t complain of anything,” Mawanda told URN.
He however, says the family was shocked to find Muhangi’s lifeless body in his bed this morning. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister couldn’t speak much only saying “It’s sad. We are still in great shock over his passing.”
Willy Robert, the Lower Mawanga Village Chairperson, describes Muhangi’s death as sad.
Details to follow