The country fell into shock over the weekend when news emerged of how the deputy IGP Paul Lokech had passed away.
Everyone was wondering what could have been the cause of his death and Police promised to reveal more information in due time.
In an official statement posted yesterday by the Police on their website and social media platforms, Police said that an autopsy carried out on the deceased showed that he had succumbed to natural causes.
The postmortem on the late Maj. Gen Lokech was carried out by four pathologists.
Family Representatives, Brig Gen Dr Kusasira Stephen the Director Medical Services of the UPDF and Dr Khiingi Ben the personal doctor of the late were also available.
In their report, it was discovered that the late deputy IGP got a fracture in the right ankle towards the end of last month, July 2021.
This fracture was a simple one that was being managed at RUBY Medical Center by an Orthopedic Surgeon.
A POP cast was put on the late’s leg and he started being managed as an outdoor patient with regular medical checkups.
He was also advised to do lightweight exercises from home.
However, in the last 2-3 days, the pain started increasing in the right leg and he subsequently notified his Orthopedic Surgeon.
This medic scheduled an appointment to meet him on the 21st of August 2021 between 8:30 am and 9 am.
On the same day, the deceased called the surgeon at 7:54 am to reconfirm their appointment but shortly passed away.
This was due to breathing problems and as a result, he called his personal doctor, Dr Khiingi Ben who rushed to his home but found him breathing his last.
In the autopsy report, these pathologists dissected his right leg that had been injured and a big clot was found that had formed in one of the big blood vessels.
His chest was opened too and it was discovered that some of the blood clots had been carried to his lungs.
This, therefore, blocked both of his lungs leading to shortness of breath hence the death.
It was therefore classified as death due to natural causes.