The Lion of Mogadishu has gone to be with the Lord. Rest well comrade!. Rest in Peace Lion of Mogadishu. We shall always be proud of you, you fought a good fight, whatever you laid your hands on, turned into light. You wil remain in our hearts forever, A great commander.May your soul RIP.
Paul Lokech is a senior officer with the rank of major general of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and was appointed as the deputy police chief of the Uganda Police Force on December 16, 2020.
I don't enjoy conspiracy theories, but something is clearly not right somewhere in our security forces. THE LION OF MOGADISHU HAS FALLEN. May the soul of Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech (Deputy IGP) rest in eternal peace. And may God comfort the family and the UPDF in this trying moment🙏 pic.twitter.com/1Js47doUTc— R.U.G.A.Y.A Julius Caesar 🇺🇬🌍 (@JCRugaya) August 21, 2021
From November 2017 to December 2019, he served as the special task of “supervising the assembly, screening, demobilization and integration of the South Sudan Armed Forces on behalf of the guarantor of the South Sudan peace process” Prior to this, he served as Chief of Staff of the Uzbek National Defense Forces Air Force for a five-month term from July 11, 2019 to December 11, 2019. Prior to that, from December 2018 to July 2019, he was the commander of the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center (URDCC) in Jinja, eastern Uganda.  He was appointed to this position in December 2018.
His military career includes holding various leadership positions, including two trips to Somalia as a Ugandan contingent commander as part of the AMISOM peacekeeping force. The first tour was between 2011 and 2012. His second Somalia rotation was from 2017 to 2018.
During his first tour, Loch commanded the eighth and ninth battle groups and was responsible for expelling Al-Shabaab militants from Mogadishu in 2011.
Before his second visit to Somalia, he was the commander of the UPDF 2nd Division in the Makenke Barracks in Mbarara, western Uganda. He previously served as a military attache at the Ugandan Embassy in Moscow.