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Sellers Counting Losses After Fire Razes Gikomba Market

Property worth millions of shillings has been destroyed after fire razed down a section of Gikomba Market on Wednesday early morning October 20.

The fire, whose cause has not been established, is said to have started at the Southern part of the open-air market opposite the Jua Kali section and adjacent to Muthurwa Primary School located in Pumwani.

Kamukunji Member of Parliament, Yusuf Hassan, who also broke the news of the inferno, stated that several firefighters arrived at the scene to put off the fire. 

"Saddened that the section of the market has been gutted by yet another fire and traders are to face incalculable losses," Yusuf wrote.

" A fierce fire is raging in the southern part of the Gikomba Market opposite Jua Kali and adjacent to Muthurwa Primary School in Pumwani. Fire fighters from various government units including the KDF are on the ground battling to bring the blaze under control," he added.

Several sheds were burnt down to ashes due to fire. Some traders and other on-lookers who were on the ground, attempted to save some of the property from the ravaging fire.

By the time of publication, the government and Nairobi County Government had not issued any official statement on the cause of the fire.

The market is popular with traders who sell second-hand clothes, shoes, bags among other items.

Incidences of fire have been on the rise in recent times. In less than two months, the market has been razed down by mysterious fire again destroying properties.

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Gikomba Kamukunji Southern Yusuf Yusuf Hassan

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