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Video Of Gikomba Market On Fire

Earlier image of Gikomba market on fire. Picture Courtesy

It is a sad day for traders in Gikomba market. The largest open air market in East Africa has again been engulfed in fire at the dawn of today. As detectives continue investigating the cause of the latest fire, traders are counting their loses into millions.

What shocked many traders is that their goods were being razed, there was heavy downpour. The heavy rain did not manage to put off the fire. This begs the question if this was the work of an arsonist who used a highly flammable fuel.

Gikomba market has for years been engulfed with fires that have made investing in the area risky. The government last month said it was forming a taskforce to investigate the cause of these frequent tragedies. Traders will be hoping that a solution will be reached soon. Gikomba is famed for selling second hand clothes. Click on this link to watch the video The video is courtesy of

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