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Nine-storey building collapses in Kiambu [Photos]

By Fidelis Kabunyi | October 17th 2021
Rubble of nine-storey building that collapsed this morning. [Fidelis Kabunyi, Standard]

A nine-storey building under construction in OJ area, Ruiru collapsed this morning sending residents into panic.

While confirming the incident Ruiru DCIO Justus Ombati said the building collapsed at 3:00 am. There were no casualties.

Preliminary investigations indicate the building may have come down due to its weight.

The incident comes barely a month after two other buildings collapsed in Gachie and Kinoo.

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro formed a task force that included the National Construction Authority, Surveyors of Kenya and Board of Engineers in Kenya who were to go on a fact-finding mission on positions of buildings in Kiambu County that are under construction.

A resident James Maina said that the area is swampy and could have contributed to its collapse.

The owner of the building only known as Kariuki Brownie is still at large.

Pictures by Fidelis Kabunyi. 

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