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Nkangi was a real pillar in Buganda Kingdom

Mayanja Nkanji

Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister (Katikkiro) Charles Peter Mayiga has grieved the death of veteran politician, Jehoash Mayanja Nkangi, who passed away on Monday. The late also served as Buganda Prime Minister in sixties before the Kingdoms were abolished.

Mayiga added that the fallen Mayanja Nkanjo has been a pillar in Buganda Kingdom and was very close to Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi.

He also described him as a wise speaker, smart, humble, respectable and a man of unparalleled dignity amidst adversity.

Jehoash Mayanja-Nkangi is one of the pre-Independence leaders who witnessed the making of Uganda and participated in the politics right after independence.

The soft-spoken lawyer served as a Member of Parliament, Minister in several regimes and former Chairperson of the Uganda Land Commission. He was the Katikkiro of Buganda when the Obote I government attacked Mengo palace and exiled Kabaka Edward Mutesa in May 1966.

 

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