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Four-storey building collapses in Zimmerman – PHOTOS

A four-storey building whose construction was questioned two years ago has collapsed in Zimmerman area.

The residential house near Deliverance Church came down at around 2am on Wednesday, injuring no one.

But it could have been worse had it collapsed during the day.

At daytime, women selling vegetables and other foods often parade their goods in stalls just in front of the faulty house.


On Wednesday morning, the stalls were flattened as debris from the building came down.

The building had been marked in 2014 as improper for habitation after officials from the Nairobi County Government and National Construction Authority found it had no pillars and its floors were weak. Occupants were told to move out.

At the time though, there were occupants living as high up as the third floor. It also housed a fast food kiosk, a butcher, a small grocery store and a general household kiosk.

The building before it collapsed. PHOTO | COURTESY
The building before it collapsed. PHOTO | COURTESY

All the occupants promptly moved out, but the building remained standing till Wednesday morning.

Windows,  door frames and panes that initially decorated the building in light blue colour were later mysteriously removed.