Ugandan man jailed for life in UK for killing two Britons

A 32-year-old evicted Ugandan national who started a huge fire that killed two Britons as an act of revenge has been jailed for life in the United Kingdom.
Court found that Hakeem Kigundu, 32, ignited the flames at the block of flats in Rowe Court, Reading, on December 15, last year.

Kigundu is said to have been “consumed with rage” about being ordered to leave the building over his persistent anti-social behavior.

He had pleaded guilty to the murders of Richard Burgess, 46, and Neil Morris, 45, who died in the blaze.

Joel Richards, who was seriously injured in the fire and managed to escape by jumping out of a first-floor window, was among the victims to attend the sentencing hearing on October 6, 2022.