Business people at the Lugulu Market in Mihuu Ward, Webuye East, are incurring losses after a fire whose source is unknown burnt down their market stalls.
Property worth thousands of shillings was destroyed in the inferno on Saturday night after efforts of residents to put it out failed due to the strong wind.
The fire brigade also arrived late.
Lugulu Market chairman Bernard Kimokoti urged the local authorities to speed up an investigation to determine the cause of the recurring incident.
“I appeal to both the County and National governments to come in and support those who were affected by building new stalls for them and also giving them capital to start again their business which has been the only source of livelihood that many families had depended on,” he said.
Apart from that, Mr. Kimokoti urged the County Government of Bungoma County through the Ministry of Trade and Industry to provide enough space for the expansion of the market.
Elizabeth Wanjala, the county officer working in the revenue department in the ward, and James Barasa, the Mihuu ward revenue supervisor and Lugulu market revenue officer, as investigations of the incident, commence and appropriate measures are taken.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.