Following the razing of Bilal Islamic Primary and Secondary School in Bwaise last night, parents and students are still unable to access the school.
The police presence has been increased both inside and outside the school, preventing anyone from entering.
On Sunday night at 8 p.m., a viscous fire gutted the S1 and S2 boys dormitories, reducing property worth millions of shillings to ashes. According to sources, no students were killed or injured as a result of the outbreak, and students were attending evening preps at the time.
The exact cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but police have begun an investigation into the incident.
However, some students at the school believe the fire was started deliberately.
Lord Mayor’s Visit
Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago paid a visit to Bilal Islamic School Bwaise this morning to express his condolences to the administration, students, parents, and the community following the destruction of three dormitories by fire last night.
According to the administrators’ explanation, there was an explosion prior to the outbreak, indicating that this fire was well-planned by arsonists.
The Lord Mayor urged the Uganda Police to find the perpetrators rather than simply promising to bring forensic experts. This follows also the cases recently at Kibedi Primary School and Good Times Kawaala.
In addition, he also urged the National Water and Sewerage Corporation to find a long-term solution to the problem of water hydrants. This will allow the police and fire departments to put a stop to all of these nefarious and devilish activities that target innocent students and pupils.