Experts request for a one-week extension for Makerere fire investigations.


The team of experts tasked with investigating the fire that shattered the Makerere University Ivory Tower has asked for a one-week extension to finalize investigations into cause of the fire that blazed the main building.


Addressing journalists at the media center in Kampala the Police criminal Investigations department spokesperson, Charles Twine said the new findings show that there is a change in opinion from the expert on the origin of the fire.

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Twine says the joint investigation team which comprised of investigators from UMEME, Makerere University Faculty of Engineering, police Forensic Services and a few other departments will after conclusion of the investigation handover their report to the police.


“Today, the experts met but one development that has come is that the suspected source of the fire has changed.

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Whereas initially all the thought that the fire started from up now there is a unanimous agreement that the fire indeed didn’t start from up. And in the event the experts have again agreed to have one more week.


They have picked more samples and they will be presentinh their opinion again next week on Wednesday.

Their opinion will be evaluated by Uganda Poice and consolidated into a report that shall be given to Makerere University Council, Ministry of Education as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs.”

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