It has been a somber mood as the country woke up to the sad news about the demise of the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Maj Gen Paul Lokech.
The sad development has been confirmed by Uganda Police and Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) that Lokech passed on at his home on Saturday morning.
“The IGP with deep sorrow regrets to announce the sudden demise of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Major General Paul Lokech. He passed on from his home this morning. A detailed statement on the cause of death and burial arrangements will be availed in due course,” Uganda Police also posted on their social media pages.
Although details regarding the cause of Gen Lokech’s death remain scanty, numerous sources say he succumbed to a blood clot.
“Just received very sad news that Gen. Paul Lokech has gone to be with the Lord. Why Why Why God? Why Gen. Lokech? A clot has taken u at a time we needed u most! Go serve with the angels Soldier! Till we meet again🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏,” Tayebwa said.
According to Chimpreports news website, Brig Byekwaso the UPDF spokesperson said Lokech died as a result of a blood clot but an official statement is yet to be released from the postmortem that the IGP has ordered for to establish the exact cause of his death.
We are hearing reports that he (Lokech) had a blood clot. It is not confirmed yet but that is what we have heard.” Byekwaso said.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola has said,’I have tasked the Director of Medical Services, Dr Moses Byaruhanga to carry out a post-mortem to establish the cause of death.”