Fire rages at Kenya’s largest open-air market

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Fire rages at Kenya's largest open-air market
Fire rages at Kenya's largest open-air market
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A fire has swept through Kenya’s largest open-air market, razing shoe and apparel stalls.

Witnesses said the fire broke out at Gikomba market at about 01:00 GMT on Wednesday, privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation reports.

Emergency teams, including fire trucks from the Nairobi city administration, arrived about two hours later says the newspaper.

The market has been frequently hit by fires – most recently in February when several stalls were gutted.

Kenyans on Twitter have been reacting to the news of the blaze:

A member of parliament says he had previously asked that the government probes the cause of the fires:

 

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