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EXPLANATION: Maj Gen Paul Lokech Cause of Death Finally Revealed

Police has finally released the postmortem report detailing the cause of death of deputy Police chief DIGP Maj Gen Paul Lokech.

Maj Gen Lokech suddenly died months into his job as the second most important officer of the Uganda Police Force (UPF).

The UPDF and police confirmed the death of Lokech on August 21.

Now, on August 22, police spokesperson Fred Enanga has given an explanation of how the postmortem report was conducted and the conclusions that the autopsy revealed.


We want to further inform the public that a post-mortem examination was carried out on the body of the deceased, by a team of 4 pathologists.

Also present were;  Brig. Gen. Dr Kusasira Stephen, the Director Medical Services in the UPDF, the personal Doctor of the late, Dr Khiingi Ben and two family representatives.

The team of pathologists established that the victim got a fracture of the right ankle joint, around the end of July, 2021. It was a simple fracture which was being managed at RUBY Medical Centre, by an Orthopedic Surgeon.

They put a POP cast at the victim’s leg and managed him as an outpatient, with regular reviews. They further encouraged him to do mild exercises while at home.

It was further established that the pain in the right leg started increasing in the last 2-3days, and the victim 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, the victim called the Orthopedic Surgeon to reconfirm their appointment.

It is unfortunate, that shortly after, the victim started facing breathing problems and called his personal Doctor, Dr. Ben Khiingi, who rushed to the home, but found the victim breathing his last and died.

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.

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