The Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola has made a public appearance in a gesture many have interpreted as meant to dispel rumors about his alleged illness.
Social media has this week been awash with reports that the police chief was not fine and others suggested he was on oxygen, critically ill.
The reports suggested that Ochola had never recovered after his blood pressure shot up at the news of his deputy, Lt Gen Paul Lokech’s death last month.
However, yesterday, Ochola spoke as the chief guest during the annual general meeting for the Police Directorate of Health Service held at Police headquarters in Naguru.
Speaking to the meeting, Ochola deliberately avoided commenting on the issue of his health but spoke in parables as he referred to the media.
The statement has been interpreted by many as one meant to dispel the reports of his illness by availing himself for the public to see he is fine.
Speaking to journalists at the sidelines of the meeting, AIGP Moses Byaruhanga, the Police Director in charge of medical services insisted that the police chief is fine and carrying on with his duties. END.