The Commissioner of Police (CP) who doubled as Director of Uganda Police Band the Josephine Kakooza has passed on after being admitted to Namirembe hospital.
According to police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima, CP Kakooza breathed her last at Namirembe hospital where she was admitted due to pressure complications developed when she visited her home in Mukono.
The deceased has been one of the long serving police officers after joining the force in 1969. In an interview conducted by the observer in 2018, the officer went through Kibuli police training school for two years, before being deployed in the police band under the police music department.
Since then, Kakooza who was born in Masaka to Joseph Kakooza, a former Buganda county chief, and Theodora Namutebi, joined police after being linked to the then Inspector general of police (IGP) Erinayo Oryema on top of having a dream of becoming a nurse when she grows up.
Assistant Inspector General of Police Asan Kasingye said Veteran Police band Commissioner of Police Josephine Kakooza, has gone to be with the Lord. She breathed her last this morning at 3:00 am due to pressure while she had visited her home in Mukono. RIP comrade.
In a condolence message, Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) said Just the other day you commanded the Police Band at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kampala Flyover Project. You were great at your job and served the police diligently. Uganda will miss you CP. Josephine Kakooza. May your Soul In Eternal Peace.