Fire Clears Homes in Mbarara

Fire on Wednesday morning razed down a number of houses in Nyamityobora cell Kakoba, symptoms in Mbarara town.

The blaze destroyed rental houses near Ruhinda Exotic Hotel, information pills along with property worth millions of shillings.

According to locals, the fire started at around at around 11:00am on Wednesday, and is believed to have been sparked by electricity, as most of the houses in the shanty area are poorly connected.

Tenants who were affected by the fire said that they had severally complained to their landlord about the poor wiring of the houses.

They also accused police’s fire brigade of not responding in time when called upon.

However, the landlord Besigye Yaffesi blamed the fire outbreak on the ‘tenants’ negligence. He said many of them were in the habit of leaving home appliances connected while away.


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