Kakooza, 64, breathed her last Wednesday morning.
The director of the Uganda Police Band, and Commissioner of Police, Josephine Kakooza has passed on.
Kakooza, 64, breathed her last Wednesday morning. She was one of the longest serving Police officers with 50 years of experience.
She has been the head of music, dance and drama department in the force, which she served since joining as a 14-year-old girl in 1969.
As a band leader, she has performed before seven different Ugandan presidents.
Nicknamed Mama Police, Kakooza was the first woman since independence to head the Music, Dance and Drama department in the Uganda Police Force.She rose from the lowest rank of probation constable to a commissioner.
Kakooza was born in Masaka to Joseph Kakooza, a former Buganda County chief, and Theodora Namutebi.
After training at Kibuli Police Training School for two years, Kakooza was deployed in the Police band under the Police music department.
Commissioner of Police Josephine Kakooza joined the force in 1969.— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) January 9, 2019
May her soul rest in eternal peace and may God strengthen her family and the entire Uganda Police fraternity. pic.twitter.com/4G7z14yr6L
May her soul Rest in Eternal peace. The police band and other auxiliary services do not get as much recognition has they should. I salute her long service and stellar career— Angelo Izama (@Opiaiya) January 9, 2019