On Thursday night, December 8 a fierce fire tore through Kangemi Estate demolishing hundreds of homes and businesses along the way.
Many families were forced to spend the night outside in the cold by the fire while others stayed up late to help it advance into additional towns.
As locals fought to recover all they could property worth millions of shillings was destroyed along its path.
A resident of Kangemi claims that the cause of the fire which broke out early on Thursday, has not yet been determined.
According to a resident the fire was reported at roughly 12.40 am and is still burning as of this morning.
According to reports some residents were hurt while trying to flee the encroaching flames.
Witnesses recalled that the fire was not quickly put out by Nairobi County fire engines.
A witness alleged that although a fire engine had arrived at the scene it was too late to save the damaged property.
Thought to have originated from one of the homes the exact location was a mystery to the locals.
Police officers struggled to keep the crowd under control because it was so terrified.
The Gikomba market was among the areas of Nairobi most affected by fire incidents in recent months.
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