Scores rendered homeless after fierce fire guts houses in Mathare.

Scores of people were left homeless after a fierce fire destroyed several houses in Nairobi's Mathare slum near the BH stage along Juja road on Saturday afternoon.

According to the residents, the inferno is said to have started some minutes past 2pm inferno and spreading so fast across the semi-permanent shanties.

Residents and shop owners tried to salvage what they could before the Nairobi County fire engines arrived to put out the fire.

The fire engines had a difficult time accessing the fire because of the narrow roads in the area. That notwithstanding, the first fire engine to arrive at the scene did not have enough water.

Nairobi county government mobilised six fire engines as the fire extended to more structures.

The cause of the Mlango Kubwa fire is yet to be established.

No casualties have been reported yet.

This fire incident happens barely two weeks after another one left four people dead in another informal settlement opposite Southlands estate in Langata.

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