A fire erupted at Gikomba market on Wednesday at dawn destroying a number of shops. Red Cross, in a tweet, said it had dispatched first responders to contain the situation.

A block near the U&I microfinance banking hall was affected. Red Cross said:

Gikomba Market in Nairobi is on fire. Response teams are at the scene. Updates to follow.

He said a woman was taken to Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital after hurting her leg.

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