The former finance minister had been in critical condition, having difficulty in breathing.
Mayanja Nkangi pictured here in his office during an interview with New Vision in 2015. (Credit: Lillian Babirye)
Former justice and constitutional affairs minister Jehoash Mayanja Nkangi has died at the age of 85, according to his family.
His daughter, Josephine Mayanja, later confirmed his passing to New Vision on phone on Monday.
Earlier, she had said the former finance minister had been in critical condition, having difficulty in breathing.
The former Buganda Katikkiro died at Kampala International Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.
“His condition is not good – he cannot hear or communicate. We just pray that he gets well soon," Josephine Nkangi had told New Vision earlier.
Mayanja Nkangi had been for some time undergoing treatment for pneumonia pending transfer to India for further treatment, according to a family spokesperson.
A portrait of a youthful Mayanja Nkangi back in the day
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).
Mayanja Nkangi Fact file
1931: Born to Isaya Sibakyalwayo and Yozefina Nantale of Kalungu
1937 – 1946: Went to Kabungo Primary School
1944 – 1946: Kako Junior School
1947 – 1949: Joined king’s College Buddo
- Obtained a bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London
- Joined University of Oxford (Keble College) for a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Politics and economics
1962 – 1963: Served as Minister without Portfolio
1963: Represented Uganda in the EALA
1964 – 1966: Katikkiro of Buganda
1966 – 1971: Exiled in United Kingdom after the overthrow of Ssekabaka Muteesa 1’s government by Obote
1980: Founded Conservative Party
1986 – 1989: Served as Minister of Education. He oversaw the creation of Kyambogo University.
1989 – 1992: Minister of Planning and economic development. He oversaw the establishment of Uganda Investment Authority.
1992 – 1998: He served as Minister of Finance
1998 – 2002: Served as Minister of Justice and Constitutional affairs
2002 – 2012: Served as Chairperson Uganda Land Commission.
- He participated in drafting the 1995 constitution.
- He was a member of the Constituent Assembly
- He was also a former MP for Masaka East and founder member of both Kabaka Yekka Youth Wing and Conservative Party (CP).