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Toi Market in Kibera on Fire, Properties worth of millions Lost

toi market on fire

A huge fire has razed a section of Toi Market in Kibera. Witnesses says that the flames broke out at 3am on Tuesday and by 6am, they had reduced to ashes property worth millions of shillings. Restoration rescue center has burned to the ground according to the reports reaching our news desk.

Clouds of black smoke could also be seen billowing from make-shift stalls that were used to store bales of apparel overnight.

Back in 2014, Toi market was rocked by another morning fire, prompting speculations by traders and the local community that there was a plan by unknown persons to grab the land.

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The 2014 fire destroyed a large section of the market that is famous for used clothes(mtumba), artefacts and toys, rendering hundreds of traders jobless.

Investigations by the police established that the fire started in one of the stalls before spreading to others.

More to follow

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