Uganda Police Force has clarified that the fire which gutted the Supreme Court building in Kololo only destroyed furniture and the AC system that were inside the Chambers.
The Directorate of Fire and Rescue Services, today 27/04/2022, at around 10:12 am responded to a fire at the Supreme Court, located at Plot 10, Upper Hill, in Kololo.
According to Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson, the first firefighting crew that was dispatched from the Kololo Independence Grounds arrived within five minutes and found heavy flames and smoke coming from the Chambers of the Chief Justice.
The team entered the building and fought off the fire in the Chambers. They were joined by additional firefighters from the headquarters and quickly put out the fire within 30minutes.
“Their efforts prevented the fire from spreading to the offices of His Lordship the Chief Justice and another adjacent office. We are grateful that there were no injuries or lives lost. Only furniture and the AC system, inside the Chambers, got burnt. We want to greatly thank the firefighters, for saving the multi-billion complex and other properties in the building from getting burnt. 16 crew members in four firefighting trucks attended to the scene,” says Enanga.
The Director of CID, visited the scene with a team of experts from Forensics, Fire and Rescue, Electrical Engineers and Consultants to establish the cause of the fire.
Enanga added that a report revealing their findings will be released accordingly. He called upon the public to remain calm and further reminded them to adopt better fire detection and protection measures.