Police in Luwero district is hunting for unknown people who burnt
three people to death and left four others critically injured in a suspected
The deceased have been identified as Irene Nangobi, Esther Naigaga and Amos
Ndaye who had visited the father in law Edward Ssekandi the LC II Chairperson
for Kabanyi parish in Bamunanika Sub County, who was injured in the attack.
The others who have been injured are Beatrice Ndibayebwa and
another person identified only as Kevin. The incident occurred at Ssekandi's home at
Damiano Zziwa a resident says that they were called to rescue at around 4:00 am
but they found two people dead as a result of suffocation. He explains that
they managed to put off the fire and removed five other people before they
rushed them to Bishop Ceaser Asili hospital for treatment after sustaining fire
He however noted that Ndaye died at the hospital over the deep wounds
he sustained. Zziwa adds that Ssekandi,
wife, daughter and another visitor are still battling for their life at the
Zziwa revealed that Ssekandi told him on the way to the hospital that unknown
people locked the house with a padlock before they set it on fire making it
difficult for them to escape. The intention of the attackers remains unknown.
Isah Ssemwogerere the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that investigations
into the incident have already started.
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The dead bodies have been transferred to Luwero hospital for postmortem.
In February, unknown people attacked a family and burnt to death four people at
Kiziba village in Nakaseke town council
Justine Namagembe a widow together with two other grandchildren who survived
the arson attack have since fled the home over the fear of repeated attack
after the police failed to arrest the attackers.
According to the Annual Crime report released by Police last week, a total of
1,015fire emergencies were reported in 2020 compared to 999 in 2019
giving a 1.6% increase.
At least 49 fireincidents were reported as arson attacks, 173 were
caused by charcoal stoves/candle wax/matchbox cigar, 163 incidents by an electrical
short circuit,50incidents were caused by negligence and 32 cases were
due to electrical appliances that were left unattended to.
About 31 incidents were a result of overheating, 29 incidents friction/failed
brakes, 24 incidents were caused by Sparks and 20 incidents were due to
uncontrolled burning among others. Causes for 421incidents were not