Fire razes down sections of Gikomba Market [Photos]

Traders lose wares in nasty fire

Active inferno at the cereals and mitumba sections of Gikomba Market on June 25, 2020

Gikomba market was on Thursday morning engulfed in a fire which affected the cereals and part of the mitumba sections.

The destructive fire is said to have broken out at 3 a.m and continued well into the early hours of the morning.

Despite efforts by traders to put out the fire, property of unknown value was destroyed in the fire.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The fire caused an unscheduled electricity outage in Old Racecourse Estate, Kariokor.

Perennial fires at Gikomba market have been the subject of numerous investigations as some claim political interference and land grabbing are to blame.

The June 25 fire was the second major incident witnessed after a February 1, 2020 fire equally destroyed a large portion of the market.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Police rescue worker who stole Sh3M from angry mob

Police rescue worker who stole Sh3M from angry mob

Man who hung on CS's chopper in Meru to face attempted suicide charges

Man who hung on CS's chopper in Meru to face attempted suicide charges

Photo of Otiende Amollo's son and his fiancée sparks reactions

Photo of Otiende Amollo's son and his fiancée sparks reactions

EACC's corruption net grabs former governor's advisor

EACC's corruption net grabs former governor's advisor

Anxiety as parties submit lists of politicians to be nominated as MPs, Senators, MCAs

Anxiety as parties submit lists of politicians to be nominated as MPs, Senators, MCAs

Looming showdown in Azimio as Jirongo leads team in defying Raila

Looming showdown in Azimio as Jirongo leads team in defying Raila

Body of trapped Siaya miner Tom Okwatch retrieved after 7 months

Body of trapped Siaya miner Tom Okwatch retrieved after 7 months

1 dead, scores injured in nasty Nairobi Expressway accident [Photos]

1 dead, scores injured in nasty Nairobi Expressway accident [Photos]

They offered me Sh200M to drop my presidential bid - Wajackoyah

They offered me Sh200M to drop my presidential bid - Wajackoyah