Tragic Fire Engulfs City House in Kampala, Claiming One Life

KAMPALA, (UG)-Police say they have launched investigations into the cause of a fire that gutted City House in Kampala today morning, killing one person.

The tragic fire incident occurred at approximately 9 am and led to the loss of property worth millions in the building that is also home to the oldest political party in Uganda, the Democratic Party (DP), as well as paralyzing nearby businesses and operations.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, told our reporter today afternoon that the fire was successfully extinguished, and an investigation has been initiated to determine the precise cause of the fire, adding that the findings of this investigation will be communicated promptly to the public.

Owoyesigyire further noted that concerns remain about the possibility of additional casualties within the remnants of the building, which detectives at Central Police Station Kampala are actively working on, to verify if there are other bodies still trapped inside. Owoyesigyire also stated that the building itself is not safe for occupancy and will be closed until further notice.

The deceased, whose body has been conveyed to the City Mortuary at Mulago for autopsy, was yet to be identified by press time, with unconfirmed reports indicating that a charcoal stove could have been the cause of the inferno.