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Traces of bhang found on Chameleone’s late brother’s table

Ugandan Police is holding in custody a person and searching for another believed to be on the run in connection with the death of Ugandan musician Emmanuel Mayanja.

The Ugandan media on Thursday reported that “burnt out blunts of weed” and unfinished food was found at the table where the deceased – who is the younger sibling of renowned artists Jackson Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone and Doughlas Mayanja alias Weasel – was seated at a night club in Kabalagala, an upmarket suburb in Kampala.

Emmanuel who goes by the stage name AK-47 died under mysterious circumstances at a night club on Monday night. The other person being sought by the Police is a toilet cleaner at the night club.

Weed is a euphemism used in reference to bhang (Cannabis Sativa) a banned but popular drug consumed through smoking majorly by youth of either sex in Uganda and Kenya.


According to The New Vision newspaper, the person in custody has been identified as a Mr. Kisenyi, who is the manager at Dejavu bar, where the deceased collapsed moments before his death.

The newspaper in narrating the last moments of the deceased, claims Emmanuel converged with his friends at the pub, owned by a popular music promoter, Jeff Kiwanuka, where he shared a video of his soon to be released gospel song.

At about 11am, he excused himself and went to the washroom but never returned. Instead, he was discovered by friends moments later lying helpless on the floor, convulsing and bleeding from the nose and mouth only to be pronounced dead on arrival at St. Francis’s Nsambya Hospital.

Kabalagala CID boss Nusurah Kemigisha is leading the investigations under case file number SD 101/16/03/2015.

“We suspected foul play after realising the body had bruises on the chest and we decided to close the bar as investigations take shape,” Kemigisha told The New Vision.