Ssekandi, 4 family members perish in fire


NEWS– It is grief and tears at Kabanyi cell, Bamunanika Sub county in Luweero District as death toll from suspected arson attack on a family rise to five.

The heinous act happened on Friday night at the home of the area Parish chairperson Edward Ssekandi. Three family members died on spot while two others, including Ssekandi, escaped with injuries.

These were however but pronounced dead at the weekend according to the Savana regional police spokesperson, Mr Issa Ssemogerere.

Police are now investigating a suspected arson case.

“The preliminary police investigations point to suspected arson because the attackers allegedly locked the door from outside and used petrol in the attack,” Mr Ssemogerere said, adding: “These are unfortunate incidents. Nobody has a right to resort to such inhuman acts of any dispute that needs to be resolved.”

The three people who were earlier burnt on Friday included Irene Nangobi, Eseza Naigaga and Amos Wante. They had travelled from Busoga Sub-region to visit Mr Ssekandi.

The arson case is the second, following an incident that left four family members dead in a similar attack at Kiziba Village in Nakaseke District in February. For the Nakaseke incident, the police arrested some suspects who are already facing the law.