Traders in Jinja are counting losses after a fierce fire destroyed Napier Market locate along Clive road East in Jinja Town.

Over 3,700 vendors mostly second had clothes dealers  are said to have lost property in an infernal whose cause the police are yet to establish.

The chief officer at Jinja police station Tony Sabala says the police fire brigade tried to put off the fire in vain due to lack of access through the narrow corridors of the market.


“We received the information at around 11: 39 about the fire break out responded quickly. Although the situation was worse, I called for reinforcement from other companies like Kakira Sugar and Nile Ply for support and we managed to extinguish the fire,” said Mr Turenawe.

Mr Roger Turinawe said the fire razed the entire market and that they have not been able to save anything but investigations have commenced.


The vendors, most of whom spent the night in the cold, were devastated after examining the damage on Saturday morning.
The Friday night fire, the fifth since the market was built, was eventually put out by the police fire brigade. The market suffered major fires in 2009, 2010, 2011and 2012.
Vendors accused police of sitting on reports from investigations about the fires