Gikomba razed again, hundreds of traders left counting losses

Barely two months down the line and yet another fire has razed down Gikomba Market, the biggest open-air market in the country. The fire that is reported to have started at around 4am near the bridge at line 42 razed down stalls with clothes and shoes.

It is until 6am when teams from the Kenya Red Cross, fire brigade and General Service Unit among others arrived on ground to battle out the fire.

The market has suffered numerous fires in recent times. A probe ordered by the president in 2017 to find out the cause of the firesĀ  is yet to provide conclusive answers, and there has been two more fire outbreaks since then.