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Section of Gikomba open-air market razed in late night fire

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Section of Gikomba open-air market razed in late night fire

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Traders in Gikomba open-air market are counting losses after a section of the market went up in flames on Sunday.

The fire reportedly started in the wee hours on Sunday destroying property of unknown value.

Last Friday, a Nairobi Court allowed Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to evict traders from the market to allow for the expansion of a health center.

In granting the orders, the court stated that the traders’ request to stop the eviction and demolition of business structures would hinder the public good.

NMS had argued that the area occupied by the traders is part of land marked for expansion of the health facility.
The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

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