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Building Earmarked For Demolition Collapses In Huruma

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

The building which collapsed at around 10 pm did not have any occupants in it.

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.

Last week, Ghetto Radio exclusively reported owners of buildings earmarked for demolitions repainting them.

A move that saw the area’s ward administrator issuing a stern warning against the said landlords.

 

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