Kampala metropolitan police spokesman Patrick Onyango, has said fire that broke out this afternoon at Kasubi Tombs, one of Buganda’s major cultural heritage sites didn’t reach the main tombs as was the case 10 years ago.

“The hut is meters away from the main tomb,” Onyango said in a statement released on Friday afternoon. He said police dispatched four fire tenders who professionally handled the incident. By publication time, the fire was already contained.

“The fire crew reached and extinguished the fire, The cause of the fire outbreak is not yet established.” he said.

Onyango said that Police has already started investigations to ascertain the cause of the fire.

Pictures that appeared on Social media on friday afternoon showed the tombs ablaze with Police Fire brigade trying to put out the fire.

Fires at the Kasubi tombs have been a controversial issue, with most people saying its propagated by people looking to cause unrest in the Capital Kampala.

More details to follow…….

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