10 Police Housing Units Destroyed in Katwe Barracks Fire

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • March 9, 2022

Police in Kampala are investigating a Tuesday evening fire that destroyed at least ten police officers’ housing units in at Katwe police barracks.

According to the Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the fire that swept through a section of the Katwe Police barracks started at around 4pm although no fatalities were recorded.

“No loss of life or injuries registered and much of the property was evacuated by officers,” said Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire.

Owoyesigyire also informed that by 4:30pm (local time) Tuesday, “the Police Fire Prevention and Rescue Services responded at the scene and the fire had been managed.”

He added: “Investigations are on to establish the exact cause of the fire.”

The March 8 fire outbreak comes barely a year after legislators called for improved housing and general welfare for Uganda’s more than 35,000 police officers.