The widow of departed Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech, left mourners in tears as she narrated how the last posting was the only time she was able to have quality time with her husband.
Ms Pauline Auma Lokech said Maj Gen Lokech, whom she often called her beloved husband and sweetheart, had always been on duty, keeping him away from the family.
Ms Pauline further asked the public to forgive her husband in case he wronged anyone at a time he was still alive.
The Deputy IGP died last Saturday from his home in Kira Municipality.
Lokech was nursing a fracture before he lost his breath, collapsed and died in his wife’s hands.
The autopsy report would later indicate that he died of blood clot found in his lungs and the leg.
While eulogizing Gen. Lokech whom she described as a “unique man”, Paul Auma said they have four biological children in their marriage.
“He has been a kind loving husband and a father despite his assignments that rendered him to be away. He fulfilled his obligations as the head of the family,” Pauline said as tears rolled down.
“There is no any day that he had never granted us what we needed as a family. This unique man, doesn’t only care for his family. My beloved husband, you can’t approach him and fail to get what you want. A great man. A man of unique quality.”
Pauline said that unlike most of Lokech’s assignments, the recent one of D/IGP was exceptional as it allowed the fallen combatant to spend quality with his family.
Previously, Lokech had been executing his duties out of the country.
“Unlike most assignments, this recent assignment as deputy IGP afforded us to spend quality family time with him and that is the time I know that I have been with my husband,” she said.
She regretted that she never had enough time for her husband.
“If I can look back, I think I sacrificed my husband for his duties and he sacrificed himself to serve. Little did we know that his life couldn’t be cut short in the morning of August 21. And now I am left without a husband.”
At that point she requested for forgiveness in case Lokech wronged any member of the public.
“So as we bid him farewell to the eternal world let me ask for forgiveness for the transgressions attributed to him. We should cherish every moment we share with him with a family. And I will miss my darling and his wife counsel.”
Lokech, 56, will be laid to rest at his native home in Pader tomorrow Friday in Northern Uganda.