KAMPALA – Uganda police has confirmed the death of Maj Gen. Paul Lokech who had been the deputy Inspector General of police (IGP). This happened this morning of 21st August 2021.
In a tweet, the Uganda police has revealed that the general passed on from his home on the morning of 21st August 2021. However much the tweet did not reveal the cause of Maj Gen Paul Lokech death, we have established that he died of a blood clot.
“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.” A statement from Uganda police reads.
Paul Lokech has served in the UPDF for more than 10 years, and by the time of his death, he was handling Gen Wamala Katumba attempted assassination case. We shall keep you updated. May his soul rest in peace!
Paul Lokech Army Career
While working in the army, he held various leadership positions as he lead two tours in his then
capacity as the Commander of the Uganda contingent to Somalia which was part of the
AMISOM peace-keeping force.
Among the tours Paul Lokech lead, was one in between 2011 and 2012 in which he commanded Battle
groups eight and nine that was in charge of ejecting Al-Shabaab militants from Mogadishu in
2011 while his second tour was in between 2017 and 2018.
Prior to his second tour in Somalia, he was appointed to the position of Commanding Officer of
the Second UPDF division at Makenke barracks, Mbarara City before serving as the Military
Attaché at Uganda’s Embassy to Russia, based in Moscow.
Aside from the Somalia peace keeping mission, Paul Lokech served in the South Sudan peace-keeping
force, the Operation Safe Heaven (OSH) which was an operation in the Democratic Republic of
Congo aimed at neutralizing the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
In between 11 July and 11 December 2019, he served as the Chief of staff of the UPDF Air Force
while the year before, right from December 2018, he was the Commandant of Uganda Rapid
Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC), in Jinja, in the Eastern Region of Uganda.
Later on, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Inspector General of Police replacing
Major General Sabiiti Muzeeyi who had held the position since 4th of March 2018.