President Yoweri Museveni has promoted the late Maj Gen Paul Lokech to the rank of Lieutenant General.
In a statement read by Internal Affairs minister Gen Kahinda Otafiire at the burial of the former Deputy Inspector General of Police, the noted that the promotion was due to Lokech’s great contribution to the country.
Mr.Museveni also hailed Lt Gen Paul Lokech for his bravery and integrity. He also promised to continue supporting the former DIGP’s family.
Gen Lockech died of a blood clot on August 22 at his home in Kira, Wakiso.
Lokech became famous among security personnel for his courage and military tactics. He has participated in most of the wars and insurgencies that Uganda has participated in since he joined the army in 1987. The battle for Mogadishu in Somalia gave him an international reputation and he was nicknamed the “Lion of Mogadishu.”