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Victims of collapsed building spend night in the cold

Several victims of the collapsed building in Embakasi spent their night in the cold at Jophena Primary School in Kware despite promises for assistance from politicians.

Children and women were the most affected by the cold and dusty floors as they had limited mattress to fit them all.

One of the victims, Racheal Moraa, expressed her disappointment with politicians who failed to deliver on their promises.

Ms Moraa said the only help they have received so far is from the area MP Irshad Sumra who donated a few blankets.

Ms Moraa said those who have visited the victims have demanded list of names on several occasion but no help was forthcoming.

“We are suffering here, we slept on the floor without mattresses. It was cold and dusty and the children are the most affected,” said Ms Moraa.


At the camp, those affected were made to queue outside the gate and their names called out in a bid to eliminate impersonators.

Another victim, Benjamin Muthoka, expressed fear that they risked losing their jobs the longer they stayed in the camp while waiting for assistance from politicians.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero promised to donate Sh2million which would be used to compensate the families with each household receiving Sh 30,000 whereas Nairobi Women Representative Racheal Shebesh pledged to pay one month rent for the victims.

Meanwhile, the deputy director disaster management Pius Masai has called upon well wishers to help assist the effected families.

“We are appealing to well wishers to donate food and non food items to support the victims. We thank those who have already provided,” said Mr Masai.