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Former Minister and Obote Cousin Nekyon Dead

Milton Obote Cousin Alhaji Akbar Adoko Nekyon

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Alhaji Akbar Adoko Nekyon, a cousin to Uganda’s former prime minister Apollo Milton Obote, and a former minister, is dead.

Akbar Adoko Nekyon passed on at Nsambya Hospital on Friday afternoon.

He died aged 87.

A vigil will happen at Nekyon’s home in Kabalagala, Kampala.

Nekyon was a leader in Uganda’s oldest political parties of Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) and Democratic Party (DP).

He formed the National Association for the Advancement of Muslims (Naam), an organisation he formed with Sheikh Obeid Kamulegeya in 1965.

Nekyon was Naam’s first president.

He was an MP for 18 years.

Nekyon equally served as minister in the dockets of  Information and Tourism, Planning and Community Affairs, Agriculture, Forestry and Co-operatives, and Health.

He also served as General Manager Uganda Airlines.

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