Obote’s Only Surviving Brother Akaki Obadiah Dies at 96


President Museveni (R) shares a light moment with late Obadiah Akaki (L) at a previous event.
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The country on Friday woke up to the sad news of the passing away of Obadiah Akaki, 96, the only surviving brother to former Ugandan President, Apollo Milton Obote.

According to the family, Mzee Akaki died on Friday morning in Apac district and the burial arrangements will be announced later.

Akaki died a strong supporter of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) which he defected to in 2010 and has since been a dear friend to President Museveni.

His actions were criticized by a number of Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) who had never expected that such a member from Obote’s family would ever join NRM which overthrew their government.

However, his decision did not surprise the current UPC President, Jimmy Michael Akena who told the media then that the family had long known that Akaki had joined NRM and was a supporter of President Museveni.

Akaki had earlier refuted allegations by his brother, former president Milton Obote, that President Yoweri Museveni had killed their father.

In an interview with New Vision, Akaki said that their father, Stanley Opeto, was strangled in 1987 by Karimojong cattle rustlers and buried in a 3-feet deep grave.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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