Gikomba Market on fire yet again

A section of Gikomba Market in Nairobi was Wednesday burnt down in a fire incident once again.

Fire engines rushed to the scene after the fire broke out at about 3am in efforts to contain the fire at Line 42.

Witnesses say the fire razed stalls with shoes and apparel as an alarm was raised to help in containing it. Officials said the fire was being contained and by 6am much of it had been subdued.

The market has been facing a series of fires in past months with no clear cause of the same.

On November 7, last year, a fire erupted at Gikomba Market at dawn and destroyed a number of shops. On June 28 in the same year, 15 people died and more than 60 others were injured after a timber and second-hand clothes went up in flames at the market.

In October 2017, President Kenyatta called for investigations after a fire at Gikomba. In February this year, another fire burnt down stalls at the market.

Governor Mike Sonko is constructing a market in the area in efforts to address the menace.

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