Commissioner of Police Josephine Kakooza who has been the director in charge of the police band has died.
According to a statement from police, Kakooza passed on today morning at Namirembe hospital.
“One of the longest serving Police Officer Commissioner of Police ,and the Director Uganda Police Band Josephine Kakooza, breathed her last at Namirembe hospital today morning January, 9 2019,”said a statement from police.
“May her soul rest in eternal peace and may God strengthen her family and the entire Uganda Police fraternity.”
Kakooza joined the music, dance and drama department of the police force as a 14-year –old in 1969 and has risen through the ranks from a probation Police constable to be decorated Commissioner of Police, a rank she held until her death.
From Probation Police Constable (PPC), Kakooza was promoted to Police Constable, Corporal before becoming a Sergeant and in 1993 was promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector of Police and in February 2000, she became a police inspector.
In 2004, she became an Assistant Superintendent of Police and in 2008 she was promoted to Superintendent of Police and was in 2011 appointed the first woman head of the police music department.
In 2012, she was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police by President Museveni for her diligent service that saw her skip the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police.
She has performed before various Ugandan heads of state including Idi Amin, Milton Obote and Yoweri Museveni as has been one of the most recognized figures in the Uganda Police Forces that she has served for 50 years.