By KBC Reporter
Scores of families have been rendered homeless and property of unknown value destroyed after a fierce fire swept through their dwellings in Mshomoroni area in Mombasa.
Area residents and traders suspect the inferno that started at about 4 AM was caused by an electric fault.
Francis Kambi, a distraught shop owner estimates the blaze could have destroyed 250, 000 shillings in stock.
Nasri Mohamed says residents have suffered massive damages and called for help from well-wishers in rebuilding their lives.
She also appealed for relief materials for the fire victims saying the area was notorious for crime and the displaced families would be exposed to danger if they spend their nights in the cold.
Matano Besora, another resident said the major problem that hampered firefighting efforts was that streets in the area are very congested and narrow, and fire fighters faced great difficulty in accessing the affected area in good time.