Traders count losses as fire destroys premises in Mtwapa

Tuesday March 26 2019

Fire in Mtwapa, Kilifi County

The aftermath of the fire which destroyed business premises in Mtwapa, Kilifi County on March 26, 2019. Nothing was salvaged from the affected buildings. PHOTO | MOHAMED AHMED | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Property worth an estimated Sh35 million has been reduced to ashes after fire erupted in Mtwapa town, Kilifi County.

Three night clubs, Bistro, Naiz and Bridges were among those affected by the fire which broke out Tuesday at around 2.30am. It also burnt other business stalls.

M-Pesa stalls, wine and spirits stores, two retail shops, a salon and a movie shop were among other business destroyed by the fire.


The incident caused panic in the resort town which is frequented by revellers who scampered for safety when the clubs caught fire.

Eyewitnesses said the fire started after an electric fault from a power pole near Naiz club before it spread to the other clubs and business stores.