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Kakooza's 50-year service comes to an end

By Geoffrey Mutegeki

Added 9th January 2019 09:56 AM

Kakooza, 64, breathed her last Wednesday morning.

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Kakooza, 64, breathed her last Wednesday morning.

POLICE   BAND

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.

 

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