Gambella Community lost one of scholar, Opothy Obang Kiru (1963 - 2018)

Minneapolis, MN, August 23, 2018 (GCDC) - Opothy Obang Kiru aka (Achampong, Opey) was born March 15, 1963, in Gambella Ethiopia, Gog district (Woreda) Owokoyi Kebela, the son of Obang Kiru and Abaany Ochalla (Nyikwaromoth).

He Died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the age 55 in his apartment. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor degree in business administration. He worked as a medical transcriptionist, medication administration, and Hennepin County as a translator for Ethiopian and South Sudanese community.

During the derge regime, Achampong left for Sudan and joined the Gambella People Liberation Moment (GPLM) to over through the regime. Fortunately; in 1984, he obtained asylum and came to the United of America. Opey had supernatural ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. He played key roles as chairman of the Anywaa community in Minnesota and was known by his friends as a skilled and involved in politics and many community activities.

 He will be deeply missed by his friend, family, and all who knew him. R.I.P. WaraAbaany

Funeral service will take place at Kozlak Radulovich, Northeast Chapel:
1918 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Visitation will be on Friday, August 31 at 5- 8pm
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, Sept 01.
Burial will be held at Hillside Cemetery:
2600 19th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

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