Joseph Kyangyu

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Joseph Kyangyu
Joseph Kyangyu.jpg
Portrait of Kyangyu.
1st President of Lyoa
In office
December 1, 1967 – January 19, 1970
Vice PresidentCyril Nakunguza
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byWilliam Ntihura
Political Leader of LRA
In office
August 12, 1967 – November 20, 1967
Preceded byOffice established
Personal details
Born
Joseph Kyangyu Ashona

(1896-04-18)April 18, 1896
New Bostonia, Lyoa
DiedNovember 4, 1973(1973-11-04) (aged 77)
Tigera, Lyoa
NationalityLyoan
Spouse(s)Mary Kyangyu (m. 1923)
Children11
Alma materCatholic University of Kabule
OccupationPolitician
Rebel Leader

Joseph Kyangyu Ashona was a Lyoan politician and revolutionary who served as the First President of Lyoa after participating in the Lyoan Revolution that overthrew the New Lyoa Kingdom. Kyangyu was selected political leader of the Lyoan Revolutionary Alliance, and was selected by the Alliance for the presidency. He was elected in the 1967 Lyoan general election unopposed, as the election essentially served as a confirmation of the government. Ideologically an anti-monarchist, Kyangyu was politically active for most of his life protesting against the New Lyoa Kingdom. Throughout this time, he was criticized by the monarchy as an "ethnonationalist", as the monarchy was Lakku, while he was Kindu.