By Agnes Kiconco
KIU, Main Campus - As mourners prepare to lay Gen. Paul Lokech's body to rest on Friday, police and military have been deployed to the deceased's home village in Pader Town Council, Pader district to regulate the number of mourners and ensure adherence to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) ahead of his burial that was rescheduled for Friday, 27th August, 2021.
According to Chimp Reports, only 200 people including his family will be permitted to attend the burial ceremony so as to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
"Only 200 people including his family members will be allowed to attend the burial process in a bid to observe the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the government," stated the Pader District's RDC Dusman Okee.
The burial proceeds a funeral service in Kira division in Wakiso district where his family and mourners paid their respect and tribute to the deceased Deputy Inspector General of Police ‘Lion of Mogadishu’.
The fallen General Lokech will be forever remembered for his full participation in the fight against the Al-Shabaab which earned him the praised nickname 'Lion of Mogadishu'.