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.