Police has beefed up security at Charles Muhangi’s home in Bumbaire Sub-county, Bushenyi as investigations into his death continue.
A group of armed officers could be seen manning the home and checking all residents who thronged it to comfort Muhangi’s mother, Angela Rwamukoore.
The officers, who spoke on condition of anonymity said they deployed at the request of the family and refused to divulge details, instead referring us to their bosses. Greater Bushenyi region Police spokesman Martial Tumusiime could not be reached for a comment on Thursday evening.
Until his death, Muhangi was engaged in property wrangles with his businessmen Drake Lubega and Hajji Mansoor Matovu, commonly known as Yanga, regarding the ownership of some buildings in Kampala.
His mother Rwamukoore described Muhangi’s death as God’s choice.
“After the death of my husband, enemies started trailing my son at his age of fourteen when he had just learned driving. I knew that any time something would happen to him up to this time when God has decided to take him. I am sure God has saved my son from his enemies. After his father’s death, people thought he had left us with sums of money. I think enemies increased because he was prospering in business,” Ms Rwamukoore said.
“I am thankful to God for taking Muhangi the way he has chosen. Otherwise we would have heard that he was shot dead. Recently he was in court and I wished him well in his court case and that’s what God did for him. The God I believe in had the power to bring him back to life but he decided to take his life. I thank God for taking him that way. We are not in fear because everything happens for a reason, that’s what the Bible tells us,” she added.
The area chairperson, Mr. George Batakaramire, said Muhangi made them proud with his successes in motor race.
“We have lost our village pillar who has been with us here. He was the first one to bring the first motor rally in 2006 which made us happy and proud. He first asked us if we wanted the rally and then he brought it. Unlike other rich men who make parties in towns, Muhangi brought his wedding reception here and everyone was invited. We were so happy seeing him arrive in a chopper,” Mr Batakaramire said.