The Family of of former Minister of Tourism and first president of the National Association for the Advancement of Muslims (NAAM), have distanced themselves from a letter earlier written seeking an investigation into his death.
Nyekon, a cousin to former President Apollo Milton Obote died last week at Nsambya Hospital following health complications.
A few days after his burial however, in a letter dated May 8, the family through its lawyers from Makmot Kibwanga and company advocates wrote to the Director Criminal Investigations Department to report a potential homicide in the death of the late Nekyon.
The family claimed that Nyekon had not died of natural causes and that certain family members after his property could have had a hand in his death. They also reported that Nyekon did not die from Nsambya as earlier alleged but from a hotel room at Sheraton.
However, in another letter dated May 11 and signed by Engena Maitum on behalf of Nyekon, the family disassociate themselves from the initial letter, its content and its authors.
The family claim the letter from Makmot Kibwanga and company advocates has caused them ‘distress” and “wish to inform the general public that none of them instructed them to file a complaint to Uganda Police to investigate any possible homicide in the death of Hajji Nyekon.”
“The late Hajji Akbar Nyekon has been indisposed for sometime. He suffered stroke on March 18, 2018 and was admitted to Florence Nightingale, Apac district from where he was relocated and admitted to Nsambya hospital on march 19, 2018. Hajji Akbar Nyekon was discharged on 18th April and died on 4th May at his home in Nsambya,” the letter reads in part.
“The family is not involved in any squabbles for the property of Hajji Akbar Nyekon and the contents of the letter attributed to the family to say the least, smacks and malice, ill will and derision. It is regrettable and extremely unfortunate,” the letter continues.