5-storey constructing collapses in Kiambu after mass evacuation

By Fridah Naliaka
Monday November 21, 2022

Kiambu constructing collapses on Monday.

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A five-storey constructing in Ruiru City, Kiambu County has collapsed.

The constructing collapsed hours after greater than 100 tenants have been evacuated when cracks have been seen on its pillars on Sunday afternoon.

Kiambu governor Kimani Wamatangi, along with Firefighters led the rescue operations on Sunday after receiving experiences on the hazard from the Nationwide Development Authority (NCA) and the Ruiru OCPD.

“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 mentioned whereas main the rescue operations on Sunday.

That is the second constructing to break down in Kiambu inside one week. On November 17, one other 5-storey constructing collapsed in Ruaka, Kiambu County.

The constructing fell on an adjoining dwelling, killing two tenants.

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