The building collapsed hours after more than 100 tenants were evacuated when cracks were seen on its pillars on Sunday afternoon. Kiambu governor Kimani Wamatangi, together with Firefighters led the rescue operations on Sunday after receiving reports on the danger from the National Construction 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 neighboring house that is supporting it …it could already be down,”wamatangi said while leading the rescue operations on Sunday.
This is the second building to collapse in Kiambu within one week. On November 17, another 5-storey building collapsed in Ruaka, Kiambu County. The building fell on an adjacent home, killing two tenants.