Museveni to meet student maker of teargas

Samuel Mugarura, a Makerere University student, tests the teargas that he manufactured recently . PHOTO BY ALEX ESAGALA

What you need to know:

  • Mr Samuel Mugarura was thrust in public limelight last month when he blasted what he called a homemade teargas canister only to be disowned by his lecturers.
  • President Museveni’s senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama could not be reached for a comment on the said meeting with the President as he was reported out of the country.
  • Gen Jeje Odong, the Internal Affairs minister, also welcomed the innovation by Mr 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.’’

Kampala. President Museveni has offered to meet a third-year Makerere University student of Chemistry and Botany who claims to have made tear gas from local materials.

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