Uganda Police Force has paid a tribute to their departed former leader John Kisembo who died Thursday evening at Platinum hospital in Kampala.
His death was announced in a statement released by police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga.
“The police are mourning the sudden and un expected passing of former IGP John Kisembo, which occurred today, 18th, July 2019, at 3:15 pm, at Platinum Hospital, Kampala,” Enanga said.
The deceased served as IGP from the year 1999 to 2001.
Mr Enanga said police will never forget the excellent leadership he gave to the law enforcement body during the years he served.
At the time of his death, he was the Acting Director UNAFRI.
IGP Okoth Martin Ochola has reached out to the family of the deceased, and extended his prayers and thoughts to them during this time of sadness.
“We would like to thank all members of the UPF, UNAFRI, and the public who have reached out to the family in this time of sadness. We ask them to continue praying for family,” said Ochola.
The IGP has further tasked the Director Welfare and Production to work with the family to ensure Kisembo receives a befitting send-off.
“We shall progressively, update the public and all mourners on funeral arrangements,” said Enanga.