Firefighters in Nairobi are battling a huge fire at Gikomba Market after a blaze broke out in the open air market.
The fire took hold at the fish and groceries section at about 3am on Friday.
Nairobi County head of security Francis Munyambu said all county fire engines are the scene but congestion and inaccessibility is slowing down the fire fighting process.
He says the county has also asked for help from the G4S firefighting team.
In an update, the National Disaster Management Unit appealed persons and companies with fire engines and water boosters to help fight the fire that was quickly spreading to a building housing two banks.