Fire razes again down a section of Gikomba market.

Traders at Nairobi’s Gikomba market are counting their losses after another fire broke out and destroyed property of unknown value.

Traders were scrambling to find some of their products on Sunday after the fire was extinguished.

The blaze broke out Saturday morning, destroying property of unknown value.


The cause is still unknown and police say they are investigating.

Another fire last month consumed property in the same area amid calls for action to control the situation.

No arrests have been made to date. Three months ago, the same market caught fire.

Nairobi Police Chief Augustine Nthumbi said they were investigating the incident.

“We don’t know if it was a fire or an accident, but experts are there,” he said.

Following the August fire, the government has promised to install CCTV cameras around the market as part of security measures to ensure no one is to blame for the recurring fire.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Karanja Kibicho issued the order during a market visit on August 6, 2021, and gave the contractor in charge of the plants seven days to complete the work.

“We will improve the lighting, we have asked the regional team to plan a 10 point map with these lights, we will add CCTV cameras. “

Kibicho said then. Officials say the process of installing security cameras is ongoing. It’s over

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