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Fire Razes Down Gikomba Market

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  • Gikomba market in Nairobi was razed down by a huge inferno on Wednesday morning.

    It is believed that the early morning inferno started at around 4 am along line 42 near the bridge.

    Witnesses reveal that the fire gutted down stalls with shoes and apparels, traders woke up to huge losses as most the stalls had been reduced to ashes.

    As 6 am approached, emergency teams including the Nairobi fire department were at the scene trying to battle with the flames.

    The main cause of the fire is yet to be established.

    The incident comes almost two months since another fire left trader counting losses running into millions of shillings as a huge inferno gutted down several stalls on February 7.

    In the recent times Gikomba market which is one of the biggest open-air markets in the country has experienced fires that have left traders counting losses that ran into millions.

    The most memorable being one that left 9 people dead and over 50 others nursing injuries.

    The incidents of rampant fire in the market even caught the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta when he then directed the Nairobi County governor to ensure he gets to the bottom of the causes and solve the issue.

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