Many Dead As Residential Building Collapses In Kenya After Heavy Rainfall. Photos
Posted On 11/07/2016
The owner of a building that collapsed on Friday evening killing 19 people -has been arrested. His arrest comes a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security Joseph Nkaissery ordered for his arrest.
The building at Nairobi’s Huruma estate went down during the heavy rains. The building is reportedly to have been built two years ago in a span of three months and did not have planning permission. It was home to about three hundred people with 119 rooms rent out. County authorities say it had been earmarked for demolition and did not have a certificate of occupation that would allow tenants to rent. 150 surrounding building were evacuated over the weekend, leaving thousands displaced.