The deputy inspector general of police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech is dead, the force has confirmed.
“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,” Police said in a tweet.
The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) too confirmed the death on Saturday morning.
”UPDF fraternity regrets to announce the passing on of the Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Gen Paul Lokech. May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace,” the Forces tweeted.
Maj Gen Lokech is a former Commandant of the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre in Jinja who was appointed by president Yoweri Museveni as deputy IGP on December 16, 2020 at the heat of a tense electoral season.