Gatundu MP Moses Kuria has reiterated claims that the continued fires in Gikomba market are an act of malice even a fire engulfed a section of the market on Wednesday morning.
In a post on his social media account, Kuria stated that the ‘not ordinary fire accidents’ could be as a result of the proximity of the market to the CBD.
“I know some people feel that the proximity of Gikomba to CBD gives the land that Gikomba sits on hundreds of billions in valuation. But what they don’t see is that from the time immemorial Gikomba supports livelihoods for thousands of families in this country.” His post read.
This comes as traders continued counting losses after a fire continue to raze down stalls in Gikomba market line 42 early Wednesday morning.
The fire is reported to have started at about 4AM, and is still on as various emergency response teams battled to contain the inferno.
The incident comes almost two months since another fire left trader counting losses running into millions of shillings as a huge inferno gutted down several stalls on February 7.
The most memorable being one that left 9 people dead and over 50 others nursing injuries.