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Building marked for demolition collapses in Huruma

A condemned building earmarked for demolition collapsed in Huruma on Friday night next to the six storey building that had collapsed in April.

National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) said it had not received any official reports of casualties or missing persons from the 10pm incident.

Nairobi City County Executive for Lands, Christopher Khaemba on Sunday confirmed that the building located in Huruma area was amongst 58 buildings to be brought down.

“The building had been evacuated and even partially demolished. Nobody was inside at the time it collapsed.  This is one of those buildings that the Nairobi City County government had marked unfit for habitation.

“The building had a fake injunction notice and it is only last Tuesday that the Nairobi City County government mobilized after the injunctions were confirmed fake by the registrar of the high court,” said Mr Khaemba.

The county executive warned residents to stay away from buildings that have been earmarked for demolition because they are weak  structures and are a high risk.

Nairobi County’s  Disaster and Security teams have cordoned off the area and willl not allow anyone to move near or access the area. Anyone caught will be arrested, said Mr Khaemba.