Mathare leaders now want the government to restore access roads in the slums that have currently been grabbed by private developers.
The leaders say restoring the access roads will improve transport and communication to the slum dwellers.
Aspiring area MCA George Ochola says the land grabbers have rendered the access roads impassable for ambulances and fire fighters in cases of emergencies.
Many Mathare residents have lost their property in fires that have proven difficult to put out due to lack of the access roads.
An incident of fire is reported at least every two weeks in Mathare