Deputy Inspector General of Police Gen Paul Lokech died from blood clots that were carried into his lungs, leading to subsequent death, a postmortem report shared by Police has revealed.
The Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement on Sunday afternoon that the postmortem had been done by four pathologists in the presence of Brig Gen Dr Stephen Kusasira, UPDF’s Director Medical Services, the personal Doctor of the late, Dr Ben Khiingi and two family representatives.
Enanga said that a team of pathologists concluded that a fracture on the right ankle joint, he suffered toward the end of July, 2021 led to his death.
“During the autopsy, the pathologists opened the right lower leg which got injured, and found a very big blood clot, that had formed in one of the big blood vessels”
“They further opened his chest and found part of the blood clot had been carried into the lungs. As a result, both vessels in the lungs were blocked, thus leading to the shortage in breath and subsequent death. It was thus concluded as death due to natural causes”.
Enanga said that it was a simple fracture which was being managed at RUBY Medical Centre, by an Orthopedic Surgeon’
It is said that the pain in the right leg started increasing in the last 2-3days, and Gen Lokech notified his Orthopedic Surgeon, who scheduled an appointment for him on the 21.08.2021, at around 8.30am -900am.
Indeed at around 7:54 am, Gen Lokech called the Orthopedic Surgeon to reconfirm their appointment but shortly after the call, the Deputy IGP started facing breathing problems and called his personal Doctor, Dr. Ben Khiingi, who rushed to the home, but found him breathing his last and died.
Maj Gen Paul Lokech was nicknamed Lion of Mogadishu after he pushed Alshabaab terrorists out of the Somali capital.