More details have emerged on the untimely death of Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Gen Paul Lokech that happened earlier today
Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Police said Gen Lokech died at his home on Saturday morning.
According to UPDF Spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso, preliminary medical assessment pointed to cardiovascular complications.
The Army spokesperson revealed that Gen Lokech, who has been working from home over the past two weeks, was feeling well this morning and preparing to leave home when the attack kicked in.
“This morning he entered the bathroom, and he called his wife complaining that he couldn’t breathe,” Byekwaso told NTV in an interview.
Byekwaso said the wife called a medical personnel and they both attempted to resuscitate the general in vain, and that he passed away in the bathroom.
“A medical person was there and from what was observed such as loss of breath, it was suspected that the General could have suffered a blood clot,” Byekwaso said.
Brig Byekwaso was speaking in Buziga at the funeral service of yet another UPDF General Pecos Kutesa who passed away earlier in the week in India.
By publication of this story, the body of Gen Lokech had been taken from home for post mortem.
Asked about the recent absence of Lokech from work, Byekwaso revealed that the deceased had asked for leave over the past two weeks.
During the leave, she said, the general fell and suffered a fracture, which until today, he was nursing from his home.
Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola said earlier today he had ordered for a post-mortem to be conducted to confirm the exact cause of his death.