BY ROBERT SSEGAWA
Police has confirmed the sudden death of Charles Muhangi a city business man, sports personality and also the proprietor of Horizon coaches.
Muhangi was reportedly found dead this morning at his home in Buziga surbab of Kampala in Makindye division by his wife.
According to Vicent Ssekate the CID spokesperson, police got the information from local leaders in Buziga and sent detectives to his home who confirmed his death.
“All i can tell you is we are taking the body to Mulago for postmortem and ascertain the possible cause of death” Ssekate said.
Mike Mawanda a family friend says the family will also conduct a joint post mortem with police through a family doctor.
“ We have heard from the people who were with him last night in the meeting, he was not sick up to 1 am he Departed and agreed to meet this morning”, says Mawanda.
60 year old Muhangi a renowned rally driver was the first Ugandan to win African rally championship in 1999.
He has been involved in a land wrangle with property mogul Drake Lubega and Mansoor Matovu alias Young. The three Kampala business men were battling for the ownership of Qualicel Arcade, and Nabukera arcade .
Muhangi claims ownership of the 0.58 hectares of the land on which the two arcades were built.
Last month the office of the Solicitor general issued Muhangi with a letter confirming the ownership of the land that housed the two arcades.
Muhangi further produced the letter to Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Moses Kafeero for eviction, and was given a go ahead letter and officers to secure the premises during the eviction.
After retaining the ownership of two arcades Charles Muhangi change the names of Arcades from Qualicel terminal to “Horizon city” and Nabukera Plaza to “Bazannya N’engo”.
After changing the names of Arcades the two tycoons Drake Lubega and Mansoor Matovu alias Young closed the two arcades last month in protest which left many traders renting on the buildings stranded on streets of Kampala.
The arcades were later opened after two days.
The two business men were accusing Charles Muhangi of grabbing their buildings and have been battling the case in the courts of law for the last 13 years.