Police Band Director Kakooza is Dead

The head of Police music, dance and drama department CP Josephine Kakooza has died at the age of 64, The Tower Post has learnt.

Kakooza, one of the longest serving officers breathed her last on Wednesday morning at Namirembe Hospital where she had been admitted.

By the time of her death, Ms. Kakooza had served the Police for five decades, having joined the force at a tender age of 14.

As head of MDD, she was responsible for overseeing and supervising more than 180 officers in the force’s band.

She was an outstanding example of a woman determined to succeed in a male-dominated field and those close to her nicknamed her Mama Police.

Born in Masaka, the deceased was daughter to Joseph Kakooza, a former Buganda county chief, and Theodora Namutebi.

Charity Mbabazi