Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has promised to help traders affected by the Toi market fire that destroyed goods and property worth millions.
A large section of the Toi Market near Kibra was burnt down on Saturday night by a fire that broke out burning down numerous trade stalls.
The Nairobi governor paid the market a visit on Sunday, sympathizing with the affected.
Sakaja further through his social media promised to aid in construction of the ruined stalls.
He noted that traders will be aided with temporal material and food support as they await to commence rebuilding.
“Traders at Toi Market have lost so much after last night’s inferno. Poleni sana,” Sakaja tweeted Sunday night.
“We have assessed the damage and we will help you rebuild. In the meantime, we have organised food and material support.”
Governor Sakaja added that plans to create ample road access inside the market will also be incorporated into the rebuilding project to allow emergency vehicles to gain access during similar incidences.
The said fire broke out in the wee hours of Sunday morning after an electrical blow-up in one of the stalls which then spread to many others.
Efforts to douse the fire on time turned futile as the traders say that the fire brigade team had limited access into the market and was forced to operate from the main road.
“They came and they stopped on the road, they didn’t help but there is no path to gain access inside the market and there are even gates erected in most places,” said one trader.