At around 9:00pm yesterday a fire broke out at Gikomba market burning down goods of unknown value.
The cause of the fire is yet to be established. Fire fighters managed to arrive at the scene and contain the fire.
Members on the public took to Twitter to express their concerns on what seems to be an annual phenomenon.
We sampled some of the reactions from Kenyans on Twitter as seen below
Gikomba market must be relocated at whatever cost to pave way for expansion of Garissa malls and other dirty money funded malls.
This must be done at the expense of the poor traders trying to feed their families.
Anyway, tano tena!#GikombaFire
— INCREDIBLY TERRIBLE (@allen_arnold) February 6, 2019
GIKOMBA FIRES !
1. March 2012
2. March 2014,
3. October 2014
4. June 2015
5. October 2017
6. June 2018.
7. February 2019
They want to grab land and put up shopping complexes like they did with Eastleigh public market.
— Amedo Shair (@AmedoShair) February 6, 2019
— Romano (@RomanoWaRomano) February 6, 2019
We need to have a Serious solution to these Gikomba Fires. This is definitely a Pattern that MUST be investigated. Some individuals are definitely planning to Grab that land and Build Flats there. 🤔#GikombaFire pic.twitter.com/nFHme04iFx
— BRAVIN™ (@ItsBravin) February 6, 2019
A parent somewhere will not pay school fees/ meals/rent for you to drive the latest car, wear the latest designs and fill your bank accounts with huge chunks of money. May you never have peace!! #GikombaFire pic.twitter.com/eKrZDB1R5C
— Wahinya Charlie🇰🇪 (@Wahinya_Charlie) February 6, 2019
— Dennis Kiplimo 🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@ItsShark15) February 6, 2019