Traders in Kisumu- Kibuye market are counting their losses after a raging fire razed their wares.
A hotel and several stalls were brought to ashes although most goods were whisked ed to safety.
The fire broke out at 6.45 a.m. and it started from a traditional medicine store before spreading to nearby stalls.
Luckily, fire brigadiers managed to contain the fire before further losses could be incurred.
The exact amount of losses is yet to be determined.
Police have launched further investigations into the incident geared towards establishing the exact cause of the fire.
Traders at Kibuye market were served with a rude shock after an inferno raided their stall.
The huge fire invaded a section of the market today razing some of the stores before Kisumu County fire brigadiers saved the day.
The inferno has however left many traders devastated and disillusioned
The traders whose stalls were burnt down have now requested the county government to help them get back to their feet.
Hyline Akoth, a trader said that she woke up and reported to her business as usual. She was taken aback at the sight of the fire that razed her goods.
She did not have the opportunity to rescue anything.
The traders are still at a loss as to what could be the cause of frequent fires since some of the stalls affected do not have electricity
Fortunately, the firefighters were able to contain the inferno before it could do more damage.
Evans Alalah, the director of Kisumu City Communication Board expressed his bountiful gratitude towards the Kisumu City fire engines for their apt response.
He further added that if it was not for their aid, uncountable losses could have been incurred by the traders.
Fortunately, the situation has been contained and relevant authorities are working around the clock to establish the cause of the fire.
CORPSES RECOVERED DURING THE NAIROBI RIVER CLEAN UP
16 corpses of children and adults have been recovered from the Nairobi River.
This happened during the clean up of the river following complaints of the deplorable state of its water.
Today, however, the river has graduated from a normal dumping site to a graveyard.
At first, it was swelling with garbage and sewage wastes but now it is home to fetuses and corpses that were not accorded their last respect.
The clean-up is being conducted by a group of 800 youth following a promise from Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to regenerate and enhance water services.
This was one of the efforts aimed at making Nairobi the “Green City in the Sun“ again.
The youths involved have expressed their concern regarding the gory sight they saw this morning.
Could the bodies be an indication of Kenyans’ cold war levelled against the high cost of funeral expenses?