Gen Lokech’s body arrives in Pader district for burial. There is a sombre mood in Pader Town Council in Pader District where the remains of former Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen Paul Lokech arrived ahead of his burial on Friday.
Gen. Lokech’s Body arrived aboard Uganda People’s Defense Air force-UPDAF Helicopter at about 11:35 am. The Helicopter landed at Archbishop Flynn Secondary School playgrounds in Pader Town council and was received by religious and political leaders, army officials, relatives, and hundreds of locals who gathered at the playground.
The body was later driven in Uganda People’s Defense Forces Funeral Van through Pader Town council where hundreds of mourners lined up by the roadsides to pay their respect.
Many shed tears and wailed as the funeral van containing the body of the fallen Police Chief and several other motorcades made procession within the Town Council. Some of the mourners mostly women fainted and were taken to nearby health facilities in waiting ambulances.
Gen Lokech’s body was later driven to Paipir Primary School Playgrounds where a joint extra-ordinary full council meeting involving all the district councils of Acholi is ongoing in honour of Gen Lokech’s contribution towards peace.
Gen Lokech passed on Saturday morning from his home in Kitikifumba zone in Kira Division, Wakiso District from a blood clot in his lungs.
He will be laid to rest on Friday at his ancestral home in Paipir village in Luna Parish, Pader Town Council.
The sudden death of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech, 55, was due to a blood clot, the Uganda Police Force confirmed.
Maj Gen Lokech’s untimely demise occurred on Saturday morning at his home in Kitikifumba, Kira Municipality in Wakiso District and has since left the nation in shock.