Seven-storey building collapses in Embakasi – PHOTOS
A seven-storey building at Kware Pipeline, Embakasi, collapsed on Monday night.
The lower floors of the building buckled before the building collapsed.
Residents on Tuesday morning claimed that some tenants are still trapped in the building hours after it collapsed.
According to Embakasi police boss, 121 people have been accounted for.
Rescue efforts are ongoing.
City Hall’s head of security Francis Munyambu told journalists at the site that tenants of the building were evacuated last night, but he could not rule out the possibility that some are still trapped in the debris.
The National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) has already deployed an excavator at the site to pull down the building.
Kenya Red Cross and other emergency response teams are at the scene.
Occupants from a neighbouring eight-storey building have been evacuated as a cautionary measure.
Kware MCA Ken Ngondi said a woman and her three children who lived on the fourth floor are still trapped in the debris.
Mr Ngondi said the house was built in a wetland. It developed cracks after construction and was repaired on three occasions by its owner by the name Kinuthia.