Uganda police band boss Kakooza is dead

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The late Josephine Kakooza

Uganda police has lost one of its own officers who led the force’s band.

Josephine Kakooza, the director Uganda Police Band, died at Namirembe Hospital Wednesday morning.

Uganda Police Chief Political Commissar, Asan Kasingye, said the Veteran Police band Commissioner of Police breathed her last at 3:00 am due to pressure.

She had visited her home in Mukono.

“RIP comrade. May her soul rest in eternal peace and may God strengthen her family and the entire Uganda Police fraternity,” Kasingye said.

A single mother, she is survived by three boys and three girls.

About Kakooza

Kakooza was born on June 8, 1955 at Villa Maria hospital, Masaka to Theodore Namutebi Kakooza and Joseph Kakooza, a former Buganda county chief and inspector of schools.

She went to St. Agnes Naggalama (1960-66) and Trinity College Nabbingo (1966-68) before joining the Uganda Police Force in 1970 at age 14.

In 1973, she emerged number one in the police force weaponry training.

In 1993, she was promoted to Assistant Inspector of Police, then full inspector in 2000, Assistant Superintendent in 2004 and Superintendent of Police in 2008.

In December 2011, she was appointed the first woman Director of Music in the police force.

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