The death is reported of Alin Nkrumah, son of Dr Sekou Nkrumah and grandson of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president.
27 year old Alin passed away at the SSNIT hospital at Oxford Street, Osu on Monday November 19, 2012.
His father, Dr Sekou Nkrumah, who confirmed the death on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Wednesday November 21, 2012 said the family was not sure what killed him but expect to receive the autopsy report by close of day today.
The late Alin turned 27 on November 3, and according to Sekou Nkrumah, his sister and brother believed it was time to re-unite father and son after a 22 year strained relationship.
Alin’s mother left Ghana with him in 1989 when he was five years old, and the young man had never overcome his unhappiness at growing up without his natural father, Sekou opined.
Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s last child told listeners of Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show that although he had lost his son, he “did not feel the blow, not as much as his mother because I believe that’s her only child,” and also because father and son had a “strained relationship, there was a lot of bitterness.”
He had not made contact with his ex-wife because “I don’t have her contact, Alin was the one who had the information.”
Interestingly, the late Alin lived with his aunt and not his father, a situation Sekou explained was because she was the one who was instrumental in bringing him back to Ghana. The UK branch of the CPP also played a part in Alin’s move to Ghana.