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Fire razes down Marikiti Market in Nairobi CBD

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Traders in Nairobi’s Marikiti market in the City Center were on Friday left counting losses after a huge inferno razed down their stalls.

The traders are now blaming the fire on an alleged land ownership dispute with Kenya Railways.

Stores used by the traders to house their trading material such as sacks were completely destroyed in the fire.

This incident came a day after Kenya Railways evicted some traders who worked at a site owned by the parastatal.

Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua alias Jaguar has termed the fire as arson as he called for swift action be taken.

“I’ve heard your cries, & I’ll voice your concerns in Parliament. We will get answers. We will hold these arsonists accountable. @KenyaRailways_, a state corporation, cannot commit such injustices without repercussions,” Jaguar’s Twitter post read.


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