A fire, whose cause has not yet been known, razed down a section of Gikomba Market on early morning of Wednesday October ,20 destroying property of unknown worth.The fire is said to have began at the Southern piece of the outside market inverse the Jua Kali area and neighboring Muthurwa Primary School situated in Pumwani.
Because of the fire, a few sheds were burnt up. A few merchants and other on-lookers who were on the ground, endeavored to rescue a portion of the property from the assaulting fiery blaze.
Kamukunji Member of Parliament, Yusuf Hassan, who additionally broke the information on the fiery blaze, expressed that few firemen showed up at the scene to put off the fire.
"Disheartened that the part of the market has been gutted by one more fire and dealers are to confront boundless misfortunes," Yusuf composed.
" A furious fire is seething in the southern piece of the Gikomba Market inverse Jua Kali and contiguous Muthurwa Primary School in Pumwani. Firemen from different government units including the KDF are on the ground engaging to manage the blast," he added.
When of distribution, the public authority and Nairobi County Government had not given an authority articulation on the reason for the fire and the expense of harm.
The swap meet is famous with dealers who sell recycled garments, shoes, sacks among different things.
Notwithstanding, the frequencies of fire have been on the ascent as of late. In under two months, the market has been flattened somewhere around baffling fire again annihilating properties.
Last August, one more fire was seen on the lookout. It broke out around evening time at the Molo Line region prominently known as Ghorofani and seethed till day break.
After the lamentable occurrence, the merchants sued Nairobi County Government requesting Ksh20 billion in remuneration. Through their delegate, they contended that beginning around 2015, 15 fire occurrences have happened that have brought about enormous misfortunes.
This comes as the public authority kept up with that they have plans ready to go to turn away repeat of comparative rates.
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