Kuria: tycoons are behind Gikomba fires

Part of Gikomba market gutted down. [Photo: File]

Another fire has razed down section of Gikomba market today morning, a month after a fire broke out there raising questions what has become of this popular market lately.

Today’s fire broke out at Line 42 at around 4am and was put out by fire fighters at around 8am.

It is not yet clear what triggered it but Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria claims it is work of rich land grabbers intending to frustrate the traders to vacate so they develop it.

Sometime back Kuria claimed the bombing witnessed there was not an ordinary act of terror but an orchestrated grabbing. Kuria was arrested and charged for this statement but was later acquitted.

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The outspoken legislator has today reiterated his stance on Gikomba fires that have become a regular thing.

“As I have said during each of those incidents, these are not ordinary fire accidents. I know some people feel that the proximity of Gikomba to CBD gives the land that Gikomba sits on hundreds of billions in valuation” Kuria said.

He added; “But what they don’t see is that from the time immemorial Gikomba supports livelihoods for thousands of families in this country”.

Last year there were fires in Gikomba on January, June and July that claimed 15 people and properties worth millions of shillings.


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