The building had two sections including a restaurant and a warehouse of various types of merchandise. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Kabagema Investment Company treasurer, Dady Tumukunde, said that all of the goods lost in the fire had no insurance.
“We don’t know what caused the fire because we only open the warehouse to pack the goods to be sold. Not all of the contents were covered by the insurance. Only Rwf 50 million worth of goods were covered; which is what we are going to monitor to see if the insurance can help us.” Said Tumukunde
Faustin Nzabonimpa, the owner of the building, said that even though he had insurance, he will suffer losses.
“I had fire insurance, but just because I had it doesn’t mean I didn’t face losses; see from now on the building will be closed as I follow up on this insurance, this might even take more than a month,” said Nzabonimpa.
The warehouse contained foodstuffs, oils, candles, and a variety of other items. A preliminary census showed that the damage was estimated to Rwf100 million.