Several traders are counting losses after a fire razed down stalls in Gikomba market early this night.18 people have been confirmed dead on the spot.
The fire is reported to have started at about 9 pm and is still raging as various emergency response teams battle to contain it.
Teams from the Kenya Police, General Service Unit, Kenya Red Cross, Fire brigade among others are on the ground to put out the fire as hundreds of traders watched from a distance with dozens of police officers deployed blocking entry to the burning section.
The extent of damage caused by the fire in Gikomba market has not yet been established. Some traders told our reporters they lost goods worth millions in the fire that gutted section of the market on November