Former Justice minister and Buganda Katikkiro (prime minister) Joash Mayanja Nkangi has died, his daughter Josephine Mayanja-Nkangi confirmed to the media on Monday morning.
Mr Nkangi had recently been admitted to Nakasero hospital in Kampala, undergoing treatment for pneumonia while pending transfer to India for further treatment.
In a statement to the media earlier in the week, Josephine Mayanja Nkangia had said, “Until this week, we didn’t really know what the extent of the damage was. The doctors said it was pneumonia. However, on Sunday, my father took a turn for the worse. An oncologist was called in and on Monday, we learnt that dad is seriously ill.”
He was a former chairperson of Uganda Land Commission (ULC).
He was also a former MP for Masaka East and founder member of both Kabaka Yekka Youth Wing and Conservative Party (CP).