Kakooza has left a desired legacy that needs to be emulated not only by her family members but also her fellow female officers
Minister Kibuule laying a wreath on the casket of Kakooza on behalf of President Museveni. Photos by Stuart Yiga
MUKONO - President Yoweri Museveni has described the fallen Police band chief, Josephine Nampijja Kakooza, as an inspirational, committed long serving officer, who loved her work and the country in general.
Kakooza passed away on Wednesday, January 09, 2018, at Namirembe Church of Uganda hospital located in Mukono shortly after she was admitted.
In his condolence message read by State Minister for Water and Environment, Ronald Kibuule, Museveni said, having served the force for over 49 years, Kakooza has left a desired legacy that needs to be emulated not only by her family members but also her fellow female officers, if they are to excel in their life.
The president has also given the deceased’s family a contribution of sh10m towards the burial expenses.
However, the representative of the Inspector General of Police at the burial, the Director Human Resource and Administration, Moses Balimoyo told mourners that all the burial expenses have been covered by the Uganda Police Force in appreciation of the deceased’s selfless dedication towards Police as an institution.
Kakooza was laid to rest on Saturday at Namumira village in Mukono Municipality.
CID Chief AIGP Grace Akullo (L) and Moses Kafeero, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Chief, laying a wreath onto the casket that contained the body of late Kakooza.
AIGP Moses Balimoyo saluting after laying a wreath onto the casket that contained the remains of the late Josephine Kakooza.
The head of late Kakooza's family, Savio Kakooza (L) and her husband Henry Nayika (2nd-L)
Late Kakooza's children eulogise their mother
Mukono South MP Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga (L) and former Entebbe Mayor Steven Kabuye at the funeral
One of the band members breaks down while playing the instrument
Some of the mourners at Kakooza's funeral
Kakooza being laid to rest at her home in Namumira, Mukono district
Gun salutes at Kakooza's funeral