MARKET INFERNO

Traders counting heavy losses after yet another Gikomba fire

Officials said the cause of the fire is yet to be established.

In Summary

• The traders have been fighting to contain the fire that broke in the wee hours.

• This is the latest in a series of fires at the popular city market. 

Traders at the busy Gikomba Market are counting massive losses after they woke up to yet another dawn fire.
Traders at the busy Gikomba Market are counting massive losses after they woke up to yet another dawn fire.
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Traders at the busy Gikomba Market are counting massive losses after they woke up to yet another dawn fire.

Officials said the cause of the fire is yet to be established.

The traders have been fighting to contain the fire that broke in the wee hours.

Fire engines from the Nairobi County are at the scene to contain the fire.

This is the latest in a series of fires at the popular city market.

Mysterious fires in the market are a norm and no one has been arrested in the recurrent arson.

On February 1, a fire once again razed stalls and buildings at the populous Gikomba Market.

Merchandise of unknown value was destroyed in the fire that started at around 4 am.

County officials launched investigations to establish the cause of the fire.