The number of people who have perished at the Gikomba fire has risen to 15 from the nine that had been confirmed when the news broke.
The government has deployed multi-agency teams to search for bodies and survivors as its feared that dozens of people could still be trapped.
Over 70 people injured and taken to Kenyatta hospitals, some nursing severe burns.
The Gikomba fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Kwa Mbao area, which accomodates traders dealing with wood and furniture.
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