Police have confirmed ongoing fresh investigations into the death of former Deputy Inspector General of Police, Lt Gen Paul Lokech.
Lokech, christened the Lion of Mogadishu for his exploits against the Al Shabaab fighters in Somalia died on August 21 and the autopsy report released then indicated he had died of a blood clot that stemmed from a fracture he had got on the right ankle joint.
Addressing journalists on Monday, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said the Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola had ordered fresh investigations after queries from politicians Acholi over the death.
“The IGP came with a directive for further investigations to be conducted simply because local politicians from Acholi like members of parliament from Acholi and other leaders from Acholi were not convinced. It is against that background that this investigation was instituted,”Enanga said.
Sticking to the earlier autopsy report that indicated the late General died of a blood clot that went up to his lungs, the police spokesperson said the fresh investigation will only help to come up with a clear report.
“It was conducted so that we can come up with a clear picture to clear the doubt being presented by the Acholi community when we went for burial.”
The police mouthpiece however blasted reports that he termed as speculations claiming the new investigations is aimed to investigating poisoning and work-related wrangles that could have led to the death of the Lion of Mogadishu.
He termed the claims as baseless and unfounded.