Police authorities have launched investigations into the death of Hassan Mugerwa also known as Maliba, a Kabaka guard who was found dead at Kubbiri on Bombo Road on Saturday morning.

Mr Paul Kangave, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, says they have launched an investigations into the death of one of Kabaka’s guard identified as Hassan Mugerwa also known as Maliba.

The body of Maliba was found lying along the road at Kubbiri on Bombo Road on Saturday morning.

“Our police officers were called very late in the night that there was a man lying in the middle of the road at Kubbiri near Kobil Petrol Station on Bombo Road. On arrival, they realised he was dead and took him to city mortuary,” Mr Kangave said.

Police suspect the deceased could have been strangled, poisoned or died of natural death since there was no blood on the body or a on the ground.

“We have started our investigation to establish the cause of his death. We got to know his name when friends called his phone which we picked at the scene,” Mr Kangave said.

Mugerwa commonly known as Maliba was the founder of Kabaka Munyango Royal Boda-Boda Escorts group.

Mugerwa was of Nkima Clan and a resident of Kyaddondo County. He was nicknamed Maliba because he could wear an animal skin coat most of the time. He was a son to Ms Maria Namubiru and late Abdul Lukwago of Mpenja village in Gomba County

Mugerwa is survived by a wife and children and will be laid rest at his ancestral home on Sunday at Butega village in Mityana District.

Mr Noah Kiyimba, the Buganda Kingdom spokesperson, described Mugerwa’s death as unfortunate and shock to Buganda kingdom and his family. He said he was an obedient, respectful and much organised young man.

“It was very sad when we got the news of his death. A security guard at Kobil Petrol Station told us the thugs took his motorcycle and their intention was to leave him dead,” he said.

He added: “Ssabassajja [King] is mourning with the friends and family. As Mengo we ask police to make thorough investigations into his death and have the culprits apprehended.’