Two people dead after six-storey building collapses in Ruaka

Rescue team at the site of the collapsed building in Ruaka, Kiambu County. [Dan Njenga, Standard]

Confirming the incident, County Commissioner Joshua Nkanatha said the rescue operation has been called off.

Nkanatha said authorities are looking for the owner of the building, as investigations commence.

Residents look on after building collapses in Ruaka, Kiambu County, killing two people. [George Njunge, Standard]

The authority said most of the collapsed buildings were constructed with substandard materials.

"Professional misconduct, using unqualified labour, greed for wealth by developers, poor structural design, and weak foundations are also to blame," said NCA chairman David Gaitho.