President Museveni has eulogised the retired Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo who died on Friday morning.
In his condolence message, Museveni described the late as one who always stuck to his principles throughout his entire life.
" He was a principled shepherd of the flock,"Museveni said.
" A religious leader whose actions matched his words."
Nkoyoyo served as the sixth Archbishop of the Church of Uganda from 1995 to 2004 and is credited for spearheading among other projects, the Bishop Tucker Theological College which later turned out to be known as Uganda Christian University in Mukono, the first private chartered university in the country.
According to president Museveni, the late will be dearly missed for his services to both the church and the country at large.
"He was also passionate on improving the welfare of his flock and led by example. He will be missed. May his soul rest in peace,"Museveni added.
During his preaching, Nkoyoyo was known for using idioms and proverbs in a bid to drive points home.
Nkoyoyo was born in 1938 to Erisa Wamala Nkoyoyo and Nawume Nakintu (both deceased) and his father was a sub-country chief in Busimbi Mityana during Sekabaka Edward Mutesa II’s reign.
According to the Archbishop of the Church of Ugands Stanley Ntagali, the deceased’s body will be taken to All Saints Cathedral in Nakasero on Sunday and on Monday it will be driven to St. Andrews and St.
Phillips Cathedral in Mukono before being taken to his home in Nakabago, Mukono district.
Nkoyoyo will be buried on Tuesday at Namugongo.