Retired Church of Uganda Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo has died.
Archbishop Nkoyoyo has been battling cancer of he esophagus for close to three years. He returned to the country on June 29, 2017 from London, UK where he had been admitted since 2016.
The 81-year-old reportedly passed on today (Friday) at Kampala Hospital, according to a close relative who preferred anonymity.
A former mechanic, Nkoyoyo became the first Bishop of Mukono Diocese and in 1995, he became the first Muganda Archbishop, replacing Yona Okoth and served up to 2004. When he retired, Bishop Henry Luke Orombi took over.
When retired, Nkoyoyo has been actively involved in community activities, helping mostly the needy.
He also has been participating in refurbishing of the Aglican shrines in Namugongo. In 2016, Nkoyoyo was admitted in UK, with his major worry being passing on before the completion of Namugongo Shrines.
The Church, his friends and government officials paid the medical bills, when Nkoyoyo was admitted in UK, through different fundraising drives.