Luanda is usually a very busy place because of its strategic location that make able to link traders from Nyanza and Western to traders from Busia boarder. It is alleged that goods are relatively cheaper at Luanda than in Kisumu or Kakamega.
Traders near counting their losses after fire razed down their shops into ashes at around 9 pm. Goods worth millions are destroyed by this inferno. According to the Vihiga county commander, Mr Sumbwa, the cause of fire is still unknown and they are doing their own investigations to establish what might have caused this fire.
Fire has been one of the challenges that traders are facing here in Kenya. Take for instance, Gikomba. Traders here have suffered losses several times from fire. Apparently, the root cause to such are yet to be found. In most cases, fire fighters brigades take longer time to arrive at the scene, by the time they take charge of the scene, it finds when it is too late. What do you think is the root cause for such fire? And what do you think should be done to reduce loss suffered from such fire?
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