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Kasubi Tombs Fire: Buganda Kingdom Calls for Calm

The Minster in charge of information in Buganda Kingdom Mr. Noah Kiyimba has asked the people of Buganda to be calm as as authorities do their job in establishing the cause of fire that broke out at the Kasubi tombs

Addressing journalists during his visit to the tombs on Friday immediately after the incident, Kiyimba revealed that the Kabaka’s government is in full control of the situation.

“Police has already interviewed eyewitnesses and we expect them to come out with a report as soon as their investigations are done.” Kiyimba said

He revealed that the cultural materials which are kept in the burnt house have not been affected due to the swift response by the rescue team

The hut which was burnt houses servants while and look after the tomes.

The minister also noted that the ongoing renovation on ‘Muzibu azaalampanga’ has not been affected by the fire outbreak and its going to continue as programmed.

Mr Kiwalabye Male the Minster in charge of Tourism, Buganda Kingdom said everything possible will be done to ensure that such occurrences do not happen again at the Kasubi cultural site.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said investigations are underway to establish the cause of the fire

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In July 2010 the tombs (MuzibuAzaala Mpanga) where former Buganda kings were buried was completely burnt, an incident that cause chaos around the kingdom

No full report ever came out the people behind the arson.

The reconstruction process of these tombs started in 2014

 

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