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By Vision Reporter

Added 4th April 2010 03:00 AM

EDITOR—The area behind the Kasubi tombs is occupied by widows and daughters of widows of the Sekabakas. These old ladies live in huts. According to The New Vision recently, these ladies moved closer to the tombs in order to avoid the thugs who take advantage of the bush behind the tombs.

EDITOR—The area behind the Kasubi tombs is occupied by widows and daughters of widows of the Sekabakas. These old ladies live in huts. According to The New Vision recently, these ladies moved closer to the tombs in order to avoid the thugs who take advantage of the bush behind the tombs.

What were they doing on the evening of March 16?

They were cooking their dinners as they have done for time immemorial. What were they cooking on? Charcoal stoves (sigiris) and open three-stone fires. On that evening, between 7 and 8pm, there was a strong wind and rainstorm that swept over Kampala (check with the meteorologist).

What did the old ladies do when the wind and rain struck? They grabbed their saucepans and ran into their huts.
What happened to the burning embers in the charcoal stoves and open fires?

They were blown by the high winds onto the thatch of the tombs and the inferno was started! It was a dreadful accident. But, why doesn’t someone (police, CID, journalists) interview the old ladies? Are they so royal that they can’t be interviewed?

It will be difficult, because the old ladies are certainly horrified and traumatised. If you were purposely going to burn down the tombs, would you do it between 7 and 8pm?

Of course not, you would do it in the middle of the night! Sorry, there is no conspiracy as being touted.

Stan Burkey
Kampala

Interview the women

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