Ruiru Building Collapses

In Kiambu County's Ruiru Town, a five-story structure has collapsed.

On Sunday afternoon, cracks were noticed on the building's pillars, and hours later, more than 100 tenants had been evacuated.

Following complaints of the risk from the National Construction Authority (NCA) and the Ruiru OCPD, the rescue efforts were spearheaded on Sunday by Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi and firefighters.

“Tenants can no longer stay in this house because its columns- which are supposed to support it have cracked. It cannot stand for long. If not for the neighbouring house that is supporting it, it could already be down,” Wamatangi said while leading the rescue operations on Sunday.

Within a week, Kiambu has experienced two building collapses, including this one. In Ruaka, Kiambu County, another five-story structure collapsed on November 17. Two occupants were killed when a nearby house was struck by a falling building. 



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