National
Fire guts Kibuli secondary school dormitory
Publish Date: Jul 05, 2014
Fire guts Kibuli secondary school dormitory
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Darious Magara   
 
KAMPALA - Fire believed to have been caused by a short (electrical ) circuit gutted a boys' dormitory at Kibuli Secondary School Friday night.

No-one was injured in the inferno since all the students were in class for night preps.

The school head teacher Hajj Matovu Ibrahim said the 118 affected students, all in Senior One, had been sent home to collect beddings and personal effects.


“The students have a week to return to school but parents who can mobilize the needed items in a few days will be allowed back," said the school head.

He added: "Meanwhile we have got alternative accommodation as were repair the damaged dormitory.  Apart from the students' property,  all beds in the double-storied building were burnt beyond repair."

Matovu ruled out any act of sabotage or of indiscipline, saying the fire was sparked by some short circuit.

“Nothing was rescued from the burnt section. Even teachers went there but could not stop it, but prevented affected students from entering the dormitory.” he said.


One of the affected students who was clad in school uniform and carrying a book said that (the book) is all he had left in his possession.

“The fire started when some of us were in the mosque and others in class. We did not pick anything, this is how I am going home” he said.

The school headmaster sat at one of the gates of the school where he attended to visitors and parents, during which he said the scene of fire was out of bounds at the time so as to prevent the school from getting chaotic.


“It is only the police that are at the scene of the fire. We do not know the intention of other visitors and all have to be attended to here,” he said.


The Kabalagala Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations, Kemigisha Nusura, said preliminary investigations indicated that the fire was caused by a short circuit.

She and her team had camped at the school to assess the level of damage of property but said the burnt metallic beds were repairable.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Pastor Bugembe hosts and prays for top Ugandan celebreties
Pastor Wilson Bugembe today hosted and prayed for several celebreties at his church. They include Juliana Kanyomozi, Haji Ssebagala, Desire Luzinda and Kusasira....
Youth urged to avoid gambling
A number of illegal companies like Big Bet, Soccer Bet, Bet4, Alpha Bet and World Sports Bet, have been closed, while those operating illegally have willingly applied to formalize operations...
Luweero accident claims family of 10
Ten members of the same family Saturday afternoon died in a road accident at Busula-Kibisi Village along the Luweero - Gulu Highway...
Nigerian troops fight Boko Haram in Maiduguri
NIGERIAN troops have engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri...
Museveni to grace prayers for new NRM team
President Yoweri Museveni is Sunday afternoon expected to grace special thanksgiving prayers for the newly appointed National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party leaders...
Church says Pope yet to confirm visit
The Catholic Church has said Ugandans could have celebrated the news of the Pope’s coming prematurely. According to the Pope’s representative in Uganda, chances that the Pope will not come are high...
Should local leaders arrest parents who oppose UPE?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter