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Fire Razes Down Mutindwa Market

Traders at Mutindwa Market in Buruburu are also counting losses in millions after another fire destroys their goods, barely a week after Toi Market was burnt down.


Although the cause of the fire is yet to be determined, traders have complained that market fires are becoming a menace to their businesses.

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Residents at the scene lamented that firefighters and law enforcement took their time to respond to the situation, which increased the losses incurred by the traders. The fire is said to have started at 2 am on Wednesday night.

Mutindwa Market After Fire. Photo: CAPITAL NEWS

Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris has called on the Trade CS to help the affected businesses get back on their feet and asking law enforcement authorities to investigate the rising cases of market fires. She also said that it is time for arsonists responsible for frustrating traders to be dealt with.

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In a previous visit to Toi Market, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja had promised to decentralize fire services to aid in the faster response to tragedies. He had also promised to support affected traders in the Toi Market fire. The governor said that his government would devise a long-term solution’ to the market fires.

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Mutindwa market and Toi market are not the only markets in Nairobi that have suffered fires. Gikomba market in Nairobi is notorious for market fires as well.


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