OWINO FIRE 2011
On Sunday 31st July, for the second time in 2 years a devastating fire broke out in one of Kampala's largest open air markets at the Owino/Nakivubo site. Traders from Owino market said the fire started at around 1:00am and quickly engulfed the entire market which held over 20,000 stalls, and was staffed by over 70,000 venders. The traders stood by helplessly as their livelihoods were destroyed right before their eyes. Fire crews were slow to act even though Kampala's fire station is situated on the same road as the market only 200 meters away.

This is not the first time Owino market has had a major fire, on the 25th February at ...moreowinofiretext.htmlshapeimage_8_link_0
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