VERY SAFE: Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga, the main Mausoleum at Kasubi Royal Tombs
THE Kingdom of Buganda has today evenning cleared the air on the fire that gutted one of the three deity houses (Ennyumba z’Abalongo) at the Kasubi Royal Tombs saying, no need worry, all is well.
Owek Noah Kiyimba, Minister of Information and Protocol who doubles as Kingdom Spokesman has said, this particular house is hundreds of metres away from Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga, the main mausoleum at Kasubi Royal Tombs that is being reconstructed following the March 2010 fire.
“Fortunately, a team of workers and residents at the Kasubi Royal Tombs using the fire extinguishers within Kasubi managed to put out the fire with assistance from the Uganda Police Fire Brigade who arrived within a short period of time after the fire broke out.” Said Kingdom Spokesman revealing that, “The deity (Abalongo) were protected during this period and none was destroyed during this fire outbreak.”
The media were today allowed to access part of the Kasubi Royal Tombs to ascertain the extent of the fire and accordingly inform the people of Buganda.
Owek. Kiyimba has said, “The Kingdom of Buganda would like to thank the workers and residents at Kasubi Royal Tombs and the Uganda Police Fire Brigade for their steadfastness in putting out this fire.”
Police has embarked on investigations to establish the cause of the fire outbreak and we’ll communicate as soon as we have a report from them.