House Fire Claims Two Children in Luweero Top story

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Rose Namata, a neighbor to Nassaka says the two children suffocated to death as a result of the smoke from the burning clothes. Namata says they suspect that one of the children pulled the kerosene candle forcing it to fell on the clothes.

Fire has gutted a home in Luweero district killing two minors. The incident occurred this morning in Wapamba zone in Wobulenzi town council. The dead have been identified as 4-year-old Fiesta Mayanja and his 1 year-old sibling, Fred Mayanja, both children of Harriet Nassaka.
 
Nassaka told URN that the fire broke out in her room at around 6:30am, a few minutes after she stepped out to start preparing chapattis for sale in morning. She suspects the fire could have started from the candle she left burning inside the room to provide light for her children.


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Rose Namata, a neighbor to Nassaka says the two children suffocated to death as a result of the smoke from the burning clothes. Namata says they suspect that one of the children pulled the kerosene candle forcing it to fell on the clothes.

Lameck Kigozi, the Savannah Regional Police spokesperson, says a team of detectives led by Raymond Jjagwe, the Officer in charge of Criminal Investment Department in Luweero dashed to the scene but found the resident had already put out the fire.

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This is the first fire incident in Luweero district since the year begun.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.