Gikomba market traders, Nairobi are counting losses after an early morning fire consumed down their property at the cereals and mitumba sections.
Reports indicate that the fire broke on Friday, November 20th at around 4 am in the morning. Traders tried to battle the raging fire to save some of their property but their efforts remained futile.
Officials said the cause of the fire is yet to be established.
Last year, the government promised to modernize the market infrastructure, with the first phase set to be concluded within three months after the market saw three such incidents.
The biggest fire was in June 2018 that claimed 15 lives and properties worth millions at the Kwa Mbao sections and in August 2019 property worth more than 10 million shillings were burnt down at the market.