The Kenya Red Cross Society ( (KRCS) intends to develop sustainable community fire response by improving capacity and strategy of informal settlement community with Mukuru Fuata Nyayo Informal Settlement as a pilot. The report gives highlights of Fuata Nyayo informal settlement residents’ perceptions on causes of fire and elaborate steps taken in responding to fire incidences in the settlements. The study covered 264 randomly sampled residents, 3 Focus Group Discussions and 11 key informants. The respondents were drawn from the Red Cross Volunteers and the Community Health Volunteers Key Informant Interviews covering all the 11 villages in Fuata Nyayo informal settlements.
Survey findings indicate that the major causes of fire in the settlement are illegal electricity connections, domestic violence, stoves, drunkenness, carelessness and theft related arsonists. It is noted that Fuata Nyayo A is more prone to fire than the other villages.