play many roles in city life. Slums, poverty and the informal sector are
closely related, but are by no means congruent. As the place of residence
of low-cost laborers, they keep the wheels of the city working in many
different ways. They are adept at producing the services and commercial
activities that the formal sector fails to provide through the mobilization of
local enterprise and industry. They are the recipients of the city‟s
externalities: noxious industry, waste materials, ill health, fires, crime and
social dysfunction, and fragile, dangerous or polluted land that no one else
wants. Slum fires are a major disaster killer in
Kenya. This study aimed at a detailed
investigation of the factors that cause slum fire risks through analysis of the
hazards, social, political and economic reasons underlying resilience and
vulnerability to provide basis for the right intervention. The objective of the study was to investigate
the risks associated with fire outbreaks in Kiandutu slums. The study undertook to establish the levels
of perception, vulnerability, resilience, mitigation and social capital
associated with fire risks. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out
to establish the determinants of fire risk in Kiandutu slums. Quantitative data
were solicited through structured focused interviews with respondents in
selected households. Focused group discussions and key informant interviews
were done to collect in depth data to complement the quantitative data.
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