NUP donates relief items to Kamwokya fire victims
The Nation Unity Platform (NUP) has donated relief items to Kamwokya fire victims who lost their homes and properties worth millions of shillings.
Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, the party president on his official Twitter page revealed that his comrades have delivered some relief items to the victims and he encouraged other leaders to follow the suit.
“Last night a fire outbreak destroyed homes and properties of over 200 residents of Kamwokya and left several people dead or injured . This morning I passed on a message of support to area leaders. NUP , Uganda has delivered relief to victims. We encourage other leaders to follow suit,” the tweet read.
The relief items constituted mostly of food items while the politician’s elder brother, Fred Nyanzi, former local leader in the area offered his arcade situated in kamwokya for the victims to temporarily take shelter in.
The fire is reported to have started at 7pm and is suspected to have been caused by electric Sparks from a high power voltage line.
The fire brigade which arrived a few moments later failed to access the scene due to the impassable roads, congestion of many structures and a drainage channel. This left the affected areas of Kisenyi ll, Kyamuka with no choice but to put out the fire in the possible ways they could.
The Kampala metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owosigyire, has revealed the identities of deceased as Stephen Okware, 29, a resident of Mulimira zone and Caroline Amiya,17 of Kifumbira zone.
Owosigyire further said one person is admitted at Kirundu hospital while several others got minor injuries that did not warrant them to be taken to the hospital.
Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi wine grew up in Kamwokya and later used his music career to sing about the challenges the people in the ghetto faced. He also opened up the headquarters of National Unity Platform in the same area.