Police have vowed to take legal action against what they described as “unfounded” claims and speculation that Inspector General of Police Okoth Martin Ochola is critically sick.
Recently, some media outlets reported that the police commander, who is 65 years old, was flown out of the country for medical treatment, accompanied by the police surgeon and his personal assistant, which the law enforcement body has dismissed as baseless and false.
According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, Ochola had an eye check-up at Argawal Hospital along Lumumba Avenue.
“He was examined, treated and advised to take seven days rest at home, he is reachable physically and on the phone,” Enanga said.
In 2021, Ochola developed “hypertension, after hearing with shock, the sudden demise of his former Deputy, Lt.Gen. Paul Lokech.
Police said that his condition was not life-threatening after it was effectively managed by both his personal doctor and the police surgeon.
Meanwhile, Enanga further revealed that the Director of Legal and Human Rights Services has taken legal action against certain media houses for giving false and misleading information about the IGP to the public.