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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,4TH MAY 2018-A section of the largest shopping mall in Nairobi the Sarit Centre has gone up in flames.Spot check carried out by WWW.UPESINEWS.CO.KE at the scene has established that the inferno may have been as a result of an electric fault.
Among the businesses affected are a cyber, chemist,bata shoe shop and a flight booking office all which are close to the the ground floor where the fire started.
Confusion hit Shoppers who had gone to buy stuff for their home use as well as parents buying school items for their children going back to school.A huge dark smoke were seen emanating from the shopping mall before fire broke out.
Plan to evacuate them begun immediately after smoke was spotted.No injuries were reported since all those who were in the shopping mall were safely evacuated on time.
Geoffrey Njoroge who operates a shop within the mall told us that they first thought it was just a small incident but things turned to be serious when they saw real fire as it spread to the nearby rooms of the mall.”Tuliona moshi tukadhani ni jambo kidogo la kutohofia.(we saw the smoke and we though it wasn’t something to worry about)”.he said.
A star Journalist at the scene said people were evacuated fast as some opted to help the elderly. The fire was contained within 30 minutes.