As the family of the late musician Emmanuel Mayanja aka AK47 prepares to mark two years since his death, his father Gerald Mayanja has implored the police to open fresh investigations into the death of his son, who died under mysterious circumstances.
The elder Mayanja, father of singing brothers Joseph Mayanja (Jose Chameleone), Douglas Mayanja (Weasel) and Pius Mayanja (Pallaso), says he has been moving from one police station to the other seeking justice for AK47 to no avail.
Initially the case was at Kabalagala police station but after failing to get help, it was taken to Katwe police station but he has still not been helped. Apparently everything stalled when the main witness-turned-prime suspect, Milton Mumbere, then a toilet cleaner at De Ja Vu bar where the deceased met his death, went into hiding.
Mumbere was the first person to enter the restrooms where the deceased’s body lay, and speaking to the media shortly after the body was rushed to hospital; he said that while cleaning he heard a loud bang of ‘something falling’ and when he went to the restrooms to see what had fallen, he met the bouncer rushing out of the restrooms, who told him the singer had collapsed.
However, in the ensuing confusion Mumbere failed to show up and record a statement with police as he had been asked, and when asked, his employer Jeff Kiwa, who was also AK47’s manager, said he didn’t know Mumbere’s residence or phone number. Jeff was briefly detained over the death but was later released.
But despite all the hullaballoo, the elder Mayanja maintains Jeff Kiwa knows how his son died and wants him reinvestigated, saying he deliberately destroyed all the evidence at hand.
He rubbishes the narration that his son fell down to his death, saying it can’t be possible when the initial report indicated blood had been found on both the wall and floor in the restrooms. He says all evidence suggested that AK47 had been hit on the wall before he was thrown to the ground.
AK47 died March 16, 2015, and a postmortem report revealed that the deceased suffered a blunt head trauma. The report dated March 17 showed that AK47’s skull got fractured and blood entered his brain, which led to his death.
Emmanuel Mayanja aka AK47 was the youngest brother to Chameleone, Pallaso and Weasel.