The wife of the fallen former African rally champion and businessman Charles Muhangi has said that her husband was in fear days before his death.
Mrs. Patience Mbabazi Muhangi, stated that her husband had wanted to relocate his family for fear that his children would be harmed by his enemies.
She made the revelation while eulogising him during the requiem mass at All Saints Cathedral,Nakasero in Kampala on Friday.
Mbabazi told the mourners that her husband had early this year wanted to relocate his children to unnamed foreign country for fear that they would be kidnapped and later killed following the recent court victory over the properties wrangles.
“I told him what he thought would happen to our children was impossible because I knew God wasthere for us,” she said.
She went on explains tha, Muhangi brought back the issue of relocation of his family saying he would rather die, but not his innocent children.
“My husband has been a generous man not only to his family,but also to many other people out there. He was not selfish and associated with the poor and the rich without being discriminative,” she asserted.
She said the death of Muhangi came to her as a very big shock leaving her wondering why God would inflict such a big pain on her at such a crucial time.
“Although he has been a busy, hardworking man, he would at least spare time for his family. He spent everything he had on us as a family, took our children for vacation in and outside the country. He was a great husband,” she added.
She added Muhangi who has been living with diabetes for over 20 years has been checking for his sugar levels on daily basis including on the fateful day.
“When he pulled out his strip, it was reading 44, but he insisted it was 4.4. He had a problem with his eyes, so when he disagreed with me, I thought the problem was with his eyesight,” she said.
She explains that she later went to pick her daughter from Gayaza High School and that was when she was informed of the sad news.
“As I was entering Gayaza compound, my son called me, saying mum, it seems dad is dead; we are shaking him, moving him, but he is not responding. In the background, my youngest daughter was also crying and saying;mummy, dad is dead, dad is dead,” she explains.
She added; I was like no, that cannot be. I rang our neighbor, Lwanga,to go and help, but he was dropping off his daughter. I then contacted Dr Kaggwa who rushed there and told us he was dead.”
Mbabazi also disclosed that Muhangi had accepted Jesus Christ to be his saviour and so he died a happy man.
“Whenever I would not be home or I was busy somewhere, he would take the children to church on Sundays. His death has hit us hard, but I thank him that he had at least regained his property which partially sparked his death,” she said.