Former Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kisembo has passed on, Police has confirmed Thursday.
Kisembo died on Thursday at around 3:15pm at Platinum Hospital where he had been hospitalized.
John Kisembo served as IGP between 1999 and 2001. He has recently been serving as the Acting Director for United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime & The Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI).
In a statement issued late on Thursday, Police has paid tribute to the deceased as one who led with excellence.
“The police are mourning the sudden and unexpected passing of former IGP John Kisembo, which occurred today, 18th, July 2019, at 3:15 pm, at platinum hospital, Kampala,” the statement read in part.
“We will never forget the excellent leadership he gave to the Uganda Police Force during the many years he served”.
According to the statement, IGP Okoth Ochola has reached out to the family of the deceased, and extended his prayers and thoughts to them during this time of sadness.
“The IGP has further tasked the Director Welfare and Production to work with the family to ensure he is honoured in a way befitting his life and position in the UPF”.