MUK Teargas, Bomb Maker To Meet M7
By Serestino Tusingwire
President Museveni has offered to meet a third-year Makerere University student of Chemistry and Botany who claims to have made teargas from local materials and believes he can make bombs too.
Samuel Mugarura came to the limelight last month when he blasted what he called a homemade teargas canister only to be disowned by his lecturers.
This was after police said they would arrest him over the gadget.
Mugarura confirmed having received a phone call from a person who identified himself as a State House employee, informing him that the President had requested to meet him over his appliance.
“They said the President would like to meet me to offer me support for my project. They promised to take me to State House to meet him individually,’’ Mugarura said.
Mugarura is so excited about meeting the President and wants to use of the opportunity to request for a scholarship to advance his innovation as well as ask the President for protection.
The Internal Affairs minister, Gen. Jeje Odong, also welcomed the innovation by Mugarura, saying; “Science and innovation are very welcome, especially if they are done by Ugandans. I welcome those innovations. What is important is for us to harness them.’’
Odongo said it would be interesting for the government to interact with innovative individuals and find a way of encouraging and supporting them.