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Fire destroys Nyayo market in Ngara

Property worth thousands of shillings was destroyed Sunday morning after fire destroyed Nyayo Market in Ngara, Nairobi.

Some traders managed to salvage their properties.

Fire fighters were unable to contain the fire fuelled by wooden structures and second hand clothes in the stalls.

A police officer, who did not want to be named as he is not authorised to speak to the press, said the cause of the fire is not known.

“We were at Ngara Police Station when we heard a loud bang. We rushed here and found a section of the market on fire,” said the officer.

Judith Saida, a trader at the market said the fire started at around 4.30 am.