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Cabinet mourns Rakai fire victims

First Lady and Education Minister, Mrs Janet Museveni and Minister for Security, Gen Elly Tumwine, at St Bernards SS Mannya yesterday after a fire gutted the school in the wee hours of Monday Morning November 12, 2018 (PML Daily PHOTO)

KAMPALA A cabinet meeting chaired by President Yoweri Museveni, on Monday, commiserated with families of the St. Bernard’s ss Mannya, Rakai victims.

The government vowed to bring perpetrators of the arson, which killed ten students, to book.

Ofwono Opondo, the Government spokesperson told this website that said ministers were also briefed that special investigations were underway.

 

Government Spokesman Ofwono Opondo confirmed that the ministers were briefed on special investigations that are underway(FILE PHOTO)

Mr Opondo said investigators are at the scene to establish the perpetrators behind the fire, which gutted a dormitory at St. Bernard’s Mannya Senior Secondary School in Kifamba Sub-County, Rakai district, on Sunday night.

 

“Cabinet sat on Monday at State House, Entebbe and commiserated with the families which lost their children in the fire that burnt down a dormitory at St. Bernard’s Mannya Senior Secondary School in Kifamba Sub-County, Rakai district,” he wrote in a statement adding that investigations were ongoing to bring to justice the perpetrators of the crime.

Police said the fire that killed at least 10 students, started a few minutes after midnight.

St. Bernards SS Mannya in Rakai district was gutted by a fire with 10 senior three students have been confirmed dead while several are battling for dear lives (FILE PHOTO)

PML Daily learnt that over 30 other students were badly injured, while others escaped with minor burns.

Police said, a former student of St. Bernard’s Mannya SS has already been arrested, in connection with the school fire to help with the ongoing investigations.

The education minister, Janet Museveni, Security minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine and Internal Security Organisation (ISO) chief, Col. Kaka Bagyenda, also visited the school on Monday to assess the situation.

The deceased mainly of S.3 include Charles Ssuuna, 16, Sam Nsubuga, 15, Tomity Bukenya, 16,Geoffrey Lutaaya, 21, Remegious Tamale, 16, Antonio Ssekitende, 15; Hudson Byamukama, 22, Emmanuel Kasozi, 15, Sharif Dodiye,15 and Maurice Basiita, 15.

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