KAMPALA – Police are investigating the cause of death of former motor rally champion Charles Muhangi who died hours after allegedly eating a meal in a city restaurant.
Relatives and friends of the deceased allege that Muhangi in his mid-60s who was in the transport business, was poisoned. He died on Thursday morning.
Vincent Ssekate the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) spokesperson confirmed that Muhangi was found dead at his home in Buziga and that CID detectives have been dispatched to his home to investigate what could have happened.
Muhangi who had been a famous motorsport driver had recently been involved in a wrangle over commercial buildings in Kampala city.
Earlier this month, seven commercial buildings in the city were closed leaving traders stranded. Businessmen Mansur Matovu, alias Young, and Mr Drake Lubega said they were saving their buildings from being taken over “illegally” by Muhangi, who they said had already forced them out of Qualicel Bus Terminal, Qualicel building and Nabukera Plaza.
Mr Muhangi claimed ownership of the 0.518 hectare of the land on which Qualicel Bus Terminal, Qualicel building and Nabukera Plaza. He also insisted that he legally owned the land on which the buildings sat and advised both Mr Matovu and Mr Lubega to cooperate and vacate peacefully since he had defeated them in court.
The President had met the three businessmen on November 13th at State House to try and resolve the standing dispute.