Fire guts City House building in Kampala

Man Jose Kayima

Fire has gutted City House building in the heart of Kampala City which houses Ugandan oldest political party, Democratic Party (DP)

The fire started early this morning at around 8:30am inside the building and a number of business merchandise is feared to have been destroyed.

The affected building houses several restaurants and stationery shops on the first floor, textile shops on the ground floor and office outlets on the third floor.

Salim Uhuru, Kampala City Mayor asserts that the fire caused a lot of damage and called upon the building owners to always comply with KCCA laws

“The fire has caused a lot of damage bute as KCCA, we have laws that necessitate every building to have fire extinguishers. We have engaged the building owners are they are willing to comply.” Said Uhuru.

Meanwhile, the cause of the fire outbreak is still unknown and police fire brigade was able to extinguish the fire.

The fire also spread to some of the neighbouring buildings. Some of the property that traders were able to save from the fire at City House building this morning however many are still counting significant losses.

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