Police has arrested a driver to help them in the investigations over a fire that gutted National Social Security Fund building on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, initial investigations indicated that the fire burnt two vehicles parked at the basement of the building prompting them to take keen interest.
They later arrested one Felix Onzima, 42, a driver attached to the Health Service Commission, to which one of the burnt vehicles belonged.
“On interrogation, he stated that he parked the vehicle in the basement parking of Workers House on February 7 2019 and that since then he had never gone back to check on it not until Tuesday when he went to warm it and saw smoke coming out of the engine,”Owoyesigyire said.
“He added that shortly after starting it, he saw the engine catch fire and that he made an alarm.”
According to police the 42 old driver told investigators that prior to the Tuesday incident, the vehicle was in a poor mechanical condition with faults on its wiring system and was always in the garage for repairs.
“He claimed to have informed his bosses about the said vehicle mechanical faults but he has been detained as inquiries continue,”Owoyesigyire said.
A statement from NSSF indicated that no one was affected by fire.
In 2017, fire gutted the Ministry of Health headquarters in Wandegeya under unclear circumstances in what many suspected to have been an insider job.