Just In: Four Children Perish In School Fire Out Break In Kawempe

By Uganda online media

Kampala: The police in Kawempe are currently investigating a fire outbreak at New Crest Junior at Kibedi Day and Boarding Primary School in Kawempe Division where four children have perished in the deadly incident.

According to police, the fire started at around 3 am today (15/01/2022) from one of the female pupils’ dormitories leaving four female pupils dead and three seriously injured.

The injured were evacuated to Kyadondo Hospital located in Kisowera Zone Kawempe I Ward in Kawempe Division where they are receiving treatment.


The school managed to put out the fire outbreak and did not bring it to the attention of the nearest police at Kawempe.

Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Deputy PRO confirmed the incident saying this is an act of gross negligence that caused the death and injuries of the pupils.


“A case file of causing death has been opened at Kawempe police station. Our forensic team of experts from the Directorate of Fire and from the Forensics are documenting the scene,” Owoyesigyire said.

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