City businessman and rally ace Charles Muhangi died from a cardiac arrest, a postmortem report released by Mulago hospital to the family has revealed.
Muhangi's body was on Thursday morning, found lying in his bed by his teenage son around at 7:30am at his home in Lower Mawanga in Buziga, Makindye Division.
According to the deceased's brother Elad Munanura, postmortem results indicate that Muhangi suffered a heart attack. The postmortem was carried out by a team of pathologists led by police director of medical services Moses Byaruhanga. Munanura also says that a family doctor, whom he declined to reveal, was also part of the medical team that examined Muhangi's body to establish cause of death.
However Munanura says that family members agreed that some samples of the body be taken to the government analytical laboratory to carry out a toxicological analysis. A police source who preferred anonymity says that some of the samples include stomach and the blood content.
Muhangi retired to bed a few minutes after 2am on Thursday morning according to his wife Patience Muhangi. According to Patience's statement to the police, the deceased arrived at home at about 2am, hooted and she opened for him. He reportedly went to bed immediately looking healthy and in normal shape. She however, couldn't explain where Muhangi was coming from at 2am.
It has since been established that the late Muhangi spent a good part of Wednesday evening with fellow businessman, Charles Karangwa up to around midnight after meeting several people at different spots including Cafe Javas and Guvnor.
Police has withheld the identities of the people the duo met for questioning. According to Karangwa, before parting ways, Muhangi placed some documents in his vehicle, saying he was rushing home.
"I met him at about 8pm at [Cafe] Javas and we had dinner with two other people. He had his meals without any problem and we parted ways at about 12am after I'd handed him the documents that he’d requested for.” said Karangwa.
Karangwa explains that they made an appointment with Muhangi to meet on Thursday at 10am and the Qualicel bus terminal head office for other pre-scheduled meetings. Muhangi recently won a suit to retain Qualicel bus terminal after tussling it out with businessman Drake Lubega for years in court.
Senior superintendent of police, Ashraf Chemonges who rushed to Muhangi's home to commensurate with the family told URN that he met the deceased and Karangwa at Cafe Javas, Jinja road on Wednesday night between 8pm and 10pm.
"I met him as a friend. We talked for hours and I left him with Karangwa," Chemonges said.