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Traders displaced as fire destroys Gikomba stall

Property of unknown value was destroyed on Sunday morning after fire razed down a section of Gikomba market in Nairobi.

Many traders who operate in the market have as a result been displaced.

However, no casualties have been reported so far.

Police said they are yet to establish the cause of the fire which has since been contained.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

Traders said the fire is suspected to have started from one of the stores before spreading to others.

A large crowd gathered at the scene as police officers were deployed to keep would be looters at bay, who wanted to take advantage of the situation.