Wednesday, February 08, 2023
Police Statement on Yoka fire incident that claimed five lives

The Police at Kabalagala are investigating a cause of a fire that killed five people in Yoka zone Bukasa Parish, Makindye Division Kampala City.


The incident happened today Wednesday morning at about 2 am killing five people in the same household.
It is alleged that the fire started from an unattended candle from a makeshift house of Ogola Charles who deals in picking plastics and later spread to the house of Luyomba Steven 50, killing everyone.
The deceased include; Luyomba, Nafula Doreen 35 wife to Luyomba, Lubega Sumei, 16, Naiga Edith 15 and Andrew 7 all Luyomba’s children.
The Fire Prevention and Rescue Services managed to extinguish the flames.
More details will be availed as soon as we have them.
We, however, caution the public against leaving fires unattended as they are dangerous to others in case of an accident.
May the souls of the deceased persons Rest in Eternal Peace.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire
Deputy PRO KMP

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