PHOTOS: Fire guts popular Kenyan second-hand clothes market
This morning, a huge fire broke out at Kenya’s Gikomba market where firefighters tried to contain the blaze at the popular second-hand market.
Local media reports that the fire started early on Friday morning and immediately, city authorities appealed to private operators of fire engines to assist in putting out the fire.
Gikomba is a popular second-hand clothes market but is also renowned as the center of the capital’s informal economy, attracting a diverse number of traders. Following the fire, one trader said he had lost 250 bales of clothing, worth an estimated 23,000 (£17,600).
A Kenyan radio station is, however, reporting that a government minister has said that the fire could be as a result of arson.
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