Property worth millions destroyed in Tsunami Market fire


Fire consume Ngara Market

Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed when fire broke out Sunday morning at Tsunami Market in Nairobi’s Ngara area.

Reports reaching the Citizen Digital indicate that the fire, which started around 4AM, razed down numerous stalls, destroying merchandise worth millions of shillings.

Speaking to the media, traders who lost their goods in the morning inferno faulted Nairobi County’s fire department for failing to respond in time.

“We tried to combat the fire but in vain. Fire fighters came late but they even didn’t have enough water to put out the fire,” said one of the aggrieved traders.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, but traders said they suspect that unscrupulous businesspeople in the city, who want to occupy the market, are behind it.

“We don’t know the source of the fire but we know there are influential businesspeople people who did not want us here in this market,” they alleged.

They asked the government to step in and help them construct permanent stall as the make shift ones they have are a fire hazard.

“Even the government should ensure that it has built for us permanent stalls instead of our makeshift nylon papers and weak stands to be able to resist future fires,” said one of the residents.

Written by Majanga Michael

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