Uganda has about 357 sites and monuments that have been identified and documented as part of Uganda’s cultural heritage. The areas included in the world heritage list are the Kasubi tombs, Bwindi national park and Rwenzori Mountain and national park. However, Uganda has several other cultural heritage sites found in all regions of the country some of which have been documented. Supposedly the sites are in the custody of the Royal Family and it is tasked with protecting them and also supported by UNESCO, how adequate are the resources, we are yet to know.
The Kasubi tombs hill is divided into three main areas: the main tomb area located at the western end of the site, an area containing buildings and graveyards located behind the tombs, and a large area on the eastern side of the site used primarily for agricultural purposes
The entrance to the site is a beautifully built gatehouse called Bujjabukula. According to Ganda tradition, the guards who control access to the site hide behind a see-through woven reed screen, to keep watch round the clock in order to control access. This gatehouse was constructed using wooden columns supporting a thatched roof, with walls made of woven reeds. The Bujjabukula leads to a small courtyard which contains a circular house in which the royal drums are kept, the Ndoga-Obukaba.
Before we throw bricks at anyone or jump to conclusions, I think it is better to gather the facts as they come in and if arsonist(s) had hand in this monumental loss, then it must be the priority of the government to find them and bring them to book. It may well have been purely an accident but too soon to tell and an independent commission of inquiry into the incident will not be far fetched.