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Sakaja Pledges to Support Traders Who Incurred Losses in the Toi Market Fire

Nairobi governor, Johnson Sakaja has pledged to support traders at Toi Market in Kibera after their businesses were razed down by fire on Sunday night.


The fire is said to have started at around 2 am on Sunday, destroying the property of traders worth millions. Speaking to news sources, the traders said that they suspect that the fire could be arson by alleged land grabbers.

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Addressing the traders whose properties were burnt down at the market on Sunday, Sakaja pledged to help with the reconstruction of better establishments by donating the resources required for the project.

Sakaja at Toi Market. Photo: CITIZEN DIGITAL

The governor also said that the government is working on constructing better roads in the area to allow emergency vehicles passage into the area during such incidences. This was after the traders complained that fire trucks were unable to get to the fire due to the poor state of the roads in the area.

Sakaja with traders at Toi Market. Photo: Johnson Sakaja. Source: UGC

He said that the county government of Nairobi is also working on decentralizing the fire services stating that more fire truck purchases were being made by his county government.

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Governor Johnson Sakaja said that he had asked experts to investigate the cases of fires in the city and promised to come up with long-term solutions to the fires saying;

I want to assure you that my administration will investigate the incident to ascertain the cause and come up with long-term solutions.

There have been mysterious market fires affecting not only Toi market but also Gikomba market and traders are calling for a thorough investigation into the issue.


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