Beatrice Kandeke, one of the residents says her entire household property perished in the fire, saying she lacks where to keep her 11 grandchildren. "I thank God that we were saved. However, we have lost everything. I am actually stuck and not sure where I will be staying with my grandchildren," she said.
According to preliminary information, the 13 Ugandan traders were sailing on a boat with an unspecified number of bags of maize flour and fish from Sigulu Island in Namayingo district for sale in Kenya.
On Saturday the Namayingo deputy resident district commissioner, Majid Dhikusooka and police detectives stormed their homes and recovered forty bundles of cotton wool, three boxes of injections, six boxes of vaccines and unspecified amount of antimalarial drugs that had been repacked in different paper bags.