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Fire razes houses in Kisenyi
Publish Date: May 06, 2014
Fire razes houses in Kisenyi
Residents sift through what was left of their belongings
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By Andante Okanya & Darious Magara

About 70 families in Kasato zone, in the city suburb of Kisenyi have been left homeless after an afternoon fire gutted their wood and tin shacks.

The fire that started at about 2:30pm, was extinguished after 30 minutes by Uganda Police Fire Brigade. But it had already destroyed their household property.


  PHOTOGRAPHY/Ronnie Kijjambu

Residents sift through the rubble after fire razed their homes.

According to the Mengo Kisenyi II local council one chairperson Sunday Nkoyoyo, the area is economically conducive for the low income earners.

Farida Nabukeera,23, said she had lost sh200,000 which she had been saving to enable her pay for better accommodation elsewhere.
 

Residents from neighbouring areas rescue property following the afternoon inferno

“I now have nothing, and I have lost everthing I possessed my lifeline but now it is gone,” she lamented amidst sobs.

Over 70 families have been left homeless. Residents can be seen sifting through the rubble

Most of the houses were made of wood and tin-roofed

She claimed the fire was started by someone who was smoking, and accidentally fell on a mattress, which caused it to spread. Other victims claim it was caused by an illegal power connection.
 

The Police fire brigade could not do much as the damage was already done

Residents ponder their next move after fire left them homeless

Kisenyi councillor Salim Uhuru, regretted the incident and said that leaders had plans to officials to improve the living conditions of Kisenyi dwellers. Police is yet to ascertain the cause of the inferno

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