Government dispatch medical team to Dubai over Internal Affairs official death

Late Wilfred Okello Makmot

The government of Uganda has sent a medical team to Dubai to carry out an autopsy on the body of the Commissioner of Police Wilfred Okello Makmot who died last week at Dubai airport while in transit to from New York to Uganda. He died at transit lounge.
The medical team are led by led by the Director of Police Health Services Dr. Moses Byaruhanga. The medical team who left for Dubai yesterday Sunday were accompanied by the deceased’s relatives.
Commissioner Makmot was the coordinator of the National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons at the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the time of his death. He is the second official from Internal Affairs to die in transit in Dubai. In September 2015, General Aronda Nyakarima who was minister of Internal Affairs also died while in transit in Dubai as he was travelling from South Korea to Uganda.
Commissioner Makmot’s death was caused by a blood clot according to information released by state minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Okello Oryem. 
Other government official to die in the same way was Ambassador Najuna Njuneki who collapsed on the plane and died in South Africa as he was travelling from Sweden and in September 2016.

Commissioner Makmot is known for leading operations against cattle rustling and disarmament process in Karamoja and Teso sub-regions, where he was the commander of the Anti-Stock Theft Unit in 2007.
In 2011, Makmot resigned from police for politics, but he later returned and was recruited on contract.
During his stay in the police, he worked in the directorate of Logistics and Engineering and directorate of Operations.
In 2006, he was the regional police commander for West Nile region.
In 2004, he was the police commander in Luweero District and later Katwe Police Station.

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