Gen Katumba Praises Kakama’s Heroism At Requiem


search sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The CDF made the remarks on Monday afternoon at the memorial service for the UPDF brigadier at All Saints Church in Nakasero.

Brig Tumukunda pays his respects

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“He was among those officers who made revolutionary contributions and made the country what it is today as he got involved in many operations including fighting the LRA and ADF from the rank of platoon commander leading 32 soldiers up to brigadier where he has died,” Katumba noted.

The late Brig Kakama

He added that the late UPDF Brigadier was diligent, dedicated and disciplined the character Katumba stressed led to his (Kakama) appointment as the chairman of the General Headquarters Division Court Martial in 2010.

“This is a big blow to both the country and army for the loss of such an officer and in fact if there was a prize that could be paid, we could do so to keep him with us.”

Gen Elly Tumwine consoles the widow

In her testimony towards the deceased, his wife Enid Kakama noted that his husband led an exemplary life adding that the brigadier was a loving family man who will be dearly missed.

“I worked with him for a long time in Mbarara but he was a good adviser and disciplined officer who loved his country,” said Brig. Dan Kidega adding, that the deceased also fought for the discipline of the army.

Army Chief of Staff Maj Gen Wilson Mbaddi pays his respects

“We have a lot to learn and emulate Brig. Kakama’s life,” he stressed.

Born in 1961, Brig. Geoffrey Kakama has served the army for 32 years having joined in 1982 before being promoted to the rank of captain in 1988 and later major in 1990.

Kakama was elevated to the rank of Brigadier in 2013.

He was part of the Juba peace talks team from 2008- 2010 and in 2010 he was appointed the chairman of the General Headquarters Division Court Martial a position he held until he died on Thursday last week due to a cardiac arrest in Nakasero Hospital after being admitted late last year.

The widow and children

Brig. Kakama is famously known for sentencing Lance Corporal Herbert Rwakihembo to 95 years in prison last year when the former on arrival from Somalia shot dead his wife whom he suspected of having a relationship with another man.

The UPDF Brigadier is survived by a widow, Enid Kakama and 4 children with two boys and two girls.

His body will be laid to rest at Rwanyangwe in Kiruhura district tomorrow (Tuesday).

Other mourners included Gen Elly Tumwine, the joint Chief of Staff Maj Gen Wilson Mbaddi, former spy master Brig Henry Tumukunde and Brig. Hussein Ada, among other high ranking UPDF officers.


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