Property of unknown value was Thursday destroyed following a fire incident in the wee hours at Gikomba Market.
The fire broke out at Jua Kali area razing down shedloads of stalls, with traders now calling for a lasting solution to the perennial fires.
It took long to contain the fire that also destroyed property. Police said they are yet to know the cause of the fire.
Over the years, a number of fires have ravaged Gikomba market, East Africa’s largest open market.
In October 2017, the government said that it had laid a Sh19 billion blueprint to construct a multi-storey market where the more than 20,000 Gikomba traders were to be accommodated as well as ensure an end to the frequent fires.
The government also said in 2021 CCTV cameras will be set up around the market as a security measure to ensure that there is no hand in the frequent fires.
Officials said accessibility into the market is a major challenge during emergencies.
Police say they believe the incidents are not natural adding that a desk had been set up at the fifth floor of Nyayo House to probe all information and leads that could unmask the cartels that have continued to bring untold pain and suffering to innocent Gikomba traders.
The status of the probe as well as the CCTV cameras however remain unknown.