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BY CORRESPONDENT,KISII,31ST MARCH 2018-Hundreds of traders in Kisii town are counting losses after fire gutted their kiosks on Saturday morning.Their shops are mainly located along the lower lane of Kisii Central SDA church and mainly deals in selling coffins.
Only a few things were salvaged with the public’s help from the inferno.
The cause has not yet been established as the public and Kisii county disaster management team tried to put out the inferno from spreading to the other parts of the church compound.
Some residents say the source of the fire is an arson attack which is related to pastor Esther Bonchaberi from Kisii South Sub County who was abducted last month.
“One of the suspects in the case of Pastor Esther’s abduction owns a kiosk in this lane, we suspect that the community from her area are the source of this,” said the resident.
According to Kisii County police commander Abdi Hassan , they have not established the cause of the fire.
“We are still investigating this matter as we urge the public to remain calm,” he noted.
Abdi said nobody was injured when the incident occurred.