Pictorial: Nkangi Burial in Kalungu

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Veteran politician Jehoash Mayanja Nkangi was buried at his ancestral home in Kalungu district on Friday evening.

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Kanyogoga village in Kyamulibwa sub county to send off a man who epitomised humility, transparency, and courage in a career that spanned more than 50 years. 

Nkangi died on Monday at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala, where he had been admitted suffering from Pneumonia. He was 85.
 
The British-trained lawyer served as Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs from 1998 to 2002; Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development from 1992 to 1998; Minister of Economic Planning from 1989 to 1992; Minister of Education from 1986 to 1989 and Minister of Commerce from 1962 to 1964. He also served as chairperson Uganda Land Commission between 2002 and 2013.
 
But it was Nkangi's appointment as Katikkiro of Buganda in November 1964 that tested his leadership credentials. At a young age of 33, Nkangi found himself at the very centre of a complex political problem that would define the history of Uganda till today.

 

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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

Bindhe says, "My work reflects the Uganda Radio Network unique approach to news." Not many Ugandan journalists would consider or even notice the re-emergence of Water Hyacinth on a lake. Bindhe does.

Truant children will attract Bindhe's attention until he gets to the bottom of their truancy: poverty and the need to work to earn bread for their families. These are the kinds of stories Bindhe is often after.

Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.

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Casket containing Mayanja Nkangi's remains being lowered into the grave at his ancestral home in Kalungu district.
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Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi with Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga at Nkangi's burial in Kalungu
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The Uganda Police band taking charge as Nkangi's body lowered into the grave.
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Conservative Party President John Ken Lukyamuzi giving a speech at the burial in Kalungu.
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FDC party chairman Wasswa Biriggwa arriving for Nkangi burial in Kalungu.
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Just outside the burial site, traders pitched camp to sell different items to mourners.
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A dilapidated classroom block at Kabungo Church of Uganda Primary School where Mayanja Nkangi studied.
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