Fire has gutted a dormitory at Uganda Martyrs’ S.S Namugongo in Kiira Municipality, Wakiso District, leaving massive damages to students’ property.
The fire is believed to have started at 6am on Saturday morning.
The Police have confirmed there was fire outbreak at the Catholic Church run school and said Fire Prevention and Rescue Services responded at the scene and the fire was later put out.
Police says the fire started from a two storied building which was a dormitory for senior two and senior three students.
A lot of property (personal effects for students) has been destroyed and that there were no students at the time .
Kira Division Police is still investigating to ascertain what exactly caused the fire.
Samples have been picked and exhibited.
The school administration is yet to comment on the fire outbreak.
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The school is among the leading providers of quality education in Uganda and has consistently resided among the top ten secondary schools in Uganda
The Uganda Martyrs were killed in 1886, but guided the founders, 81 years later, on the name Uganda Martyrs’ S.S Namugongo. The inspiration of the martyrs had been such that they are extolled in the school anthem and are implored daily to intercede for and bestow blessings on the school community