He is a Ugandan television journalist who has produced and directed several documentaries on a wide range of topics that have featured on major television channels. He started his career in the late 1980s as a reporter at the Ugandan state-owned television channel (UTV). He went on to work with various television production companies in Europe and US on projects that featured on BBC, CNN, Irish and Polish television channels and Al Jazeera.
In 1995, Kakooza founded Media Plus Ltd, a production company based in Kampala, which also doubles up as an independent news footage provider. From 2001 to 2006 Kakooza worked with CNN as a producer for CNN Inside Africa programme for the Great Lakes Region. The World is Ending Tomorrow is his first major