Tens of families have been left homeless and properties of unknown value destroyed after a four-storey building collapsed on Saturday in Kariobangi South estate.
A joint rescue effort by Nairobi county officials and Red Cross emergency response managed to evacuate all the tenants from the building before it crumbled.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko visited the scene of the collapsed 35-room block and thanked the disaster response team for acting quick.
“We have managed to rescue all the tenants. No casualties, thanks to Almighty God,” he said.
Our emergency team managed to rescue all tenants of a four-storey building which collapsed last night in Kariobangi, Nairobi. pic.twitter.com/CmPKkppBn0
According to the tenants, the warning bells started ringing late Friday at 10pm when cracks started to appear on the walls.
They evacuated the building before it finally came down on Saturday 2.30am.
More to follow.
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