Four children in the same household, perish in a fire.
By Racheal Nuwahereza
Territorial police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which four children in the same household, have today morning died in a fire at Kawuku cell, Mulawa parish, Kira division, Kira Municipality in Wakiso district.
Luke Owoyesigire, the Police Spokesperson Kampala metropolitan identified the deceased as Namulindwa Even, 8, Kibuuka Isan 6, Nansubuga Noreen 3, and Cynthia were children and grandchildren of Annet Naigaga respectively.
It is alleged that Naigaga who is a local businesswoman dealing in Roasted Maize and Yellow Bananas, left her home early in the morning to go and fetch water from a nearby well about 500 metres from her home leaving the victims with their elder sister, 12-year-old Nakkasi Catherine who was preparing to go to school.
However, upon returning home from the well, she saw a lot of smoke coming from their old two-bedroom, semi-permanent house with the four children crying for help inside.
Naigaga says the door to the house was closed, she made an alarm and attempted to enter and rescue the children, but the fire was too much.
The Police at Kira Division have opened up inquiries into the incident and preliminary investigations indicate that there was a fueled motorcycle inside the house, hence the big fire.
It is also alleged that Nakasi Catherine who is the eldest child could have left the candle burning inside the house before she left for school.
The four bodies have been conveyed to the city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem.
“More details into this unfortunate incident will be availed as soon as they are available,” read the statement by police in part.