Customers appreciate mitumba since the styles aren't conventional, making them distinctive to their style. Keziah Nyaga was certain that starting a business would lead to financial success. However, she could not conceive of any business that she could start in Nairobi with her meagre money.
Kenya as a country has markets which sell a variety of goods. Apart from food staffs, Kenyan business men and women also have majored into selling of clothes and other outfits like shoes, watches, rings among others. This products are for the purpose of beauty and also creating the daily income from the sell of various beauty products all over the country.
Photo: courtesy Gikomba Market traders have been counting losses as mysterious fires have been razing down their businesses and premises. For quite sometime now,the fire has been not been witnessed. News just reaching my desk indicates that Gikomba Market is on fire. Sources indicates that the fire just started some minutes ago.
Gikomba market is located in Nairobi County that is currently under the leadership of governor Anne Kananu Mwendwa. The market is popularly known for dealing with second hand clothes mainly known to many as "Mitumba". News reaching our news desk states that the market has been razed down this morning with thousands of property destroyed.
Over the past few weeks, fires in Nairobi have been on the rise with the city fire department in high alert to ensure that ni casualties are reported in these horrible events. Picture courtesy. Image from the scene. A few days ago, Gikomba Market went up in flames in what is yet to be known the cause of as fingers are pointed in every direction.
There are many markets in Kenya that deal with a range of products such as groceries and clothes.For instance, the common markets in Nairobi are such as Village Market, Muthurwa Market, Gikomba Market, Toy Market, and Ngara Mar. In Mombasa Kenya, there are markets such as Congoea Market, Mwembe Tayari Market and Makinon Market.
Fires have been razing down business premises in the country with the cause of these fires still unknown but the National Police Service is doing all they can to bring culprits to book. Picture courtesy. Image used for illustration. The Gikomba Market has seen numerous fire incidents which have completely destroyed property of unknown value in the last few occasions and this trend threatens to spew on to other businesses.
Barely a week after some sections of Gikomba Market were reduced into ashes, another heartbreaking news has been reported whereby Toi Market in Kayole has gone up in flames. The cause of the fire and the value of goods destroyed is still unknown. [Photo Courtesy] Market fires especially in Gikomba has been on the rise and almost every year repeated cases are always reported.
The ongoing fire incident at Gikomba market that has startled the other traders (Photo Courtesy: Twitter) The Gikomba market that is located at Kamukunji Constituency has been very problematic with the frequent fires that the government has never brought out the individuals or reason on why they occur.
One of the biggest markets in the country, Gikomba has been embroiled in fires that have left many businessmen and women paralyzed due to losing everything that they have in the fires. Picture courtesy. Image from Gikomba Market during a past fire incident. The government has done it's best to ensure that these fires do not happen but they always seem to find a way to burn down property worth millions of shillings every other month.
For the past few months Gikomba traders have been waking up to scary scenes and losses after some unknown assailants burnt down their business. Sadly, another fire has engulfed stalls at the Gikomba market, on Saturday morning, December 18, two weeks after a section of the trade centre burned down.
The Gikomba market has been on fire multiple times, the cause of which is unknown. Today in the morning, a fire broke out in Gikomba, destroying priceless products worth millions of dollars. Gikomba has burned down four times this year, resulting in significant losses for individuals who own businesses there.
Gikomba market has been on fire for several times whereby the cause of the fire is not known . Today in the morning fire broke out in gikomba where valuable goods worth millions were destroyed by the fire incident . Gikomba has burnt down four times this year leading to huge loses to those who own business at gikombo .
In the country, many youths have been investing in different businesses to raise some amount of money to buy basic needs such as food and shelter. Unfortunately, some have counted loses after fire burnt down all the investment. It is very painful to lose all your money through fire cases.
A huge fire engulfed shops at Gikomba Market in downtown Nairobi on the morning of Sunday, November 28, despite a heavy downpour. Photos seen, showed a huge blaze at the fire-prone market with traders trying to salvage their stock and property. The fire broke out in the wee hours of Sunday morning and destroyed property of unknown value.
Vendors at Gikomba Market woke up on a terrible Saturday morning, December 18, after parts of the market were engulfed in flames. Unidentified property exploded in the fire when Nairobi County firefighters put out the fire. The Saturday fire came just two weeks after another fire extinguished market stalls and destroyed millions of shillings worth of property.
Gikomba Market is a famous to many when it comes to matters of dealing with second hand clothes popularly known as Mitumba. The market is located in Nairobi county that is under the leadership of Anne Kananu as the governor. It's bad news mitumba traders following the incident of fire inferno that has razed down some part of the Gikomba market leaving the traders stranded and incurring the loss.
Property of unknown value was on Sunday morning consumed by fire in Gikomba market despite heavy rain witnessed in Nairobi. This is the second fire outbreak in Nairobi's biggest market this month and the 5th since September 2021. In a picture shared on social media, some traders were seen struggling to save some of their merchandise in the muddy market.
Tragedy in Gikomba market, downtown Nairobi. Another fire out break has occurred. Going by the reports, this incident has occurred today in the morning, November 28, despite heavy downpour. According to officers' report, they haven't established the cause of the incident.
Gikomba Market was on fire again this morning as Nairobi was hit by heavy rain. Traders are calculating millions of shillings in losses for the second time this month and the fifth time this year when a fire devastated the market. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.