Thursday June 25, 2020 – Interior Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho, has revealed the criminals behind the Thursday morning inferno at Gikomba Market where property worth millions of shillings was destroyed.
Speaking to journalists after touring the market, Kibicho who was accompanied by Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General, Major Mohamed Badi, said the Government believes the fires are not natural.
He added that a desk has been set up at the fifth floor of Nyayo House to examine all information and leads that could unmask the cartels that have continued to bring untold pain and suffering to innocent Gikomba traders.
“We in Government do not believe these fires are natural.”
“We believe that there are some people who think that by displacing the business people here they will have an opportunity to develop this land on selfish grounds,” said Kibicho.
“We hear that some people had made social media posts predicting that this fire would occur.”
“We have opened a desk at Nyayo House, 5th floor.”
“All this information including the intelligence we have received from business people here will not be in vain.”
“I know such promises have been made before but we want you to test us this time round.”
Kibicho further said that the Government is planning on relocating traders to other markets set to be built within Nairobi.
The Kenyan DAILY POST