By Micheal Bitunga,
It was a shock on Tuesday evening around 8:45 pm when the Boys’ dormitory of Rweibaare secondary school in Kakiido Sub-County Sheema District caught fire and burnt books, beddings and others items to ashes. However, no student was reported injured or dead as a result of the inferno.
The cause of the fire outbreak was yet known at the time of filing this story. However, witnesses said it could have been caused by electric short circuit caused by some students who allegedly were charging prohibited phones at school through creating extra provisional charging ‘sockets’.
77 students lost their property in the inferno. Some students were heard castigating police for delaying to reach at school to rescue their property yet they were called in time.
“instead of the police to come here with fire extinguishers to save our property, they came with guns and sticks as if guns can put off fire,” one of the affected students said.
The Head teacher of the school,Mr Turyamusiima David sent all the affected students back home for a short break up to Thursday as the school organises where to put them.
He instructed each student to report at school with their parents, fresh beddings, clothes and other basic items on return.
The OC Kakiido police station Mr Malevi said he would hunt for the perpetrators soon and urged students who may have any idea about what caused the fire to come to them secretly and feed them with information as investigations are on going.