Photo Story of the Week: Owino Market Fire Aftermath

Over 20,000 traders operated in the market. Their merchandise ranged from clothes, shoes, bags among other items. The latest fire comes barely 8 months after the market was gutted down by another inferno. Most of the traders dealing in second hand clothes and shoes among other merchandise had their goods burnt beyond recognition and most of the inner shops collapsed as a result of uncontainable fire that stretched as far as St Balikuddembe Shrine connecting to Kisenyi, a city suburb. (According to the Daily Monitor)

On a Wednesday morning I woke up to the sad news that “Owino market had been burnt again” and property worth millions had been lost.  Well, I happened to go and witness the “Aftermath” and the photographs below is what I came up with to share with world.

A deprived young man falls a sleep on his Iron sheets(As remains) while holding another roll that is tight rope.

A deprived young man falls a sleep on his Iron sheets(As remains) while holding another roll that is tight with  a rope.

The Last HandBag

“The Last Hand-Bag”

A kid looks for metallic valuables to add to his sack of metal scrap.

A kid looks for metallic valuables to add to his sack of metal scrap.

The Last Supper

“The Last Supper”

The Last Supper2. A bunch of Bananas burnt to readiness.

“The Last Supper2”.
A bunch of Bananas burnt to readiness.

The Last Shoes House. At least most outsiders who knew this little house can still recognize it. From what I remember is that the owner had the best Snickers in Owino.

HERMES shoe. There are chances that this was a fake product from china!

HERMES shoe. Really? This can’t be a Hermes shoe, not in Owino!

"Cups and Sheets of Iron"

“Cups and Sheets of Iron”

Aftermath shopper

“Aftermath shopper”

A display of burnt nails and metallic stuff

A display of burnt nails and metallic stuff

Another pair that survived.

Another pair that survived.

This guy asked me to take his photo. well he is holding a few pairs of his burnt remaining shoes.

This guy asked me to take his photo. well he is holding a few pairs of his burnt remaining shoes.

 

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