Josephine Kakooza, the director Uganda Police Band passed on at Namirembe Hospital early Wednesday morning.
“The Veteran Police band Commissioner of Police breathed her last this morning at 3:00 am due to pressure while 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,” Uganda Police Chief Political Commissar, Mr Asan Kasingye posted on social media.
Kakooza was born on June 8, 1955 at Villa Maria hospital, Masaka to Theodore Namutebi Kakooza and Joseph Kakooza, a former Buganda county chief, inspector of schools and prominent old boy of St Mary’s College Kisubi.
She attended 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 and was in 1993 promoted to Assistant Inspector of Police, full inspector (2000), Assistant Suprintendant (2004), and Suprintendant of Police (2008).
In December 2011 she was appointed the first woman Director of Music in the police force.
She was a single mother of three boys and three girls.