Nakato and Babirye, daughters to Proscovia Mpagi and Salongo Bossa, were left alone in the house and a fire which is said to have come from a candle at around 9pm, burnt the twins to death.
“We were alerted by the neighbors but by the time we put out the fire but the toddlers had already died. Their remains have been taken to Mulago for postmortem,” said Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango.
“Meanwhile, we are looking for the parents who are currently on the run and if netted we shall charge them with child neglect.”
Onyango adds that at the time of the fire, both parents had left the kids alone and went to attend a Moonberg Lager Promotion that was taking place at Kasangati town.
He cautioned parents not to leave children behind as they leave their premises or else they should assign a caretaker.
In a related development, police recently arrested a one Hanifah Namale, 28, after her two kids died in a fire on 23rd June 2014, at Wanyama village in Bugembe town council, Jinja district. The deceased were identified as Husaifah Ahmed and Layan Nakinwa.