Hundreds of vendors at Nakawa Market in Kampala are counting losses after a fire whose cause is yet to be established gutted stalls destroying property worth in excess of millions of shillings in the wee hours of Monday morning.

The 4 am fire is said to have spread through various stalls within the busy market located just a few kilometres from the central business district of Kampala, Uganda’s capital.

When INNERMAN FM visited the scene this morning, a number of traders were seen soaked in depression as they watched their property perish helplessly.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, the police fire brigade was been able to chip in very fast to put the fire ablaze but acknowledged millions of property perished in the fire outbreak although no fatality was reported.

The fire outbreak at Nakawa Market comes just days after its chairperson, Joseph Mudhasi was charged and remanded to Luzira prison for allegedly assaulting Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) staff.

Mudhasi on Friday appeared before Nakawa Grade One Magistrate’s Court and was charged with two counts of malicious damage and four counts of assault.

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