Crime & Investigation

Inside Charles Muhangi’s Last Hours on Earth

RIP: Charles Muhangi


As the inquest into the death of businessman Charles Muhangi continues, details have emerged on how he spent the last hours.

On Wednesday night, the businessman is said to have held several meetings with different traders operating in his buildings that he had been fighting for with rival businessmen Drake Lubega and Hajji Mansoor Matovu, commonly known as Yanga.

Some of the traders who met the deceased businessman told this website that he dismissed the last meeting with them at around 10:00pm and retreated to his home in Buziga but promising to meet other traders on Thursday at around 9:00am.

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“He did not appear sick at all. He instead assured us that his rivals will not evict us and that we should continue normally with our business,” said one of the traders who preferred not to be named.

On Thursday morning, Muhangi was found dead at his home in Buziga.

Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said investigations under way and that police will record statements from all these people who they say held meetings with Muhangi hours before his death.

“We agreed with family members to have his body taken to the mortuary for a postmortem. Our medical team and detectives have already started doing their work with the view of understanding the cause of his death,” Mr Kayima said.

“At this moment we can’t say much until a postmortem is done to understand the cause of his death. But our officers have already started working with family members and friends to arrive to the exact cause of his death,” he added.

Last month Muhangi deployed police at Qualicel Bus Terminal and Qualicel Building after a court order directed him to reposes vacant buildings. 

A scuffle ensued in the night when a group of youth reportedly hired by his rivals confronted policemen guarding the premises with dogs, stones and logs. 

Police fired teargas to disperse the youth and rowdy dogs.





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