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Government orders investigations into collapsed Kariobangi building

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The government has given Secretary of National Building Inspectorate 48 hours to investigate and report findings on the collapsed building in Kariobangi.

PS State Department Charles Mwaura directed this team to institute an investigation on the matter.

Scores were left homeless after the four-story building collapsed on Saturday. The building Kariobangi South had 22 occupied units.

County enforcement director Peter Mbaya said there were no casualties as all the tenants had vacated the building by the time it crumbled.

Mwaura said on further scrutiny, tenants were ordered to vacate three additional buildings in the area due to their “visibly compromised structural status”.

This brings the number of affected households to 84.

“The government is deeply dismayed at the continued mushrooming of substandard buildings which endangers lives of Kenyans,” he said.

“While no lives were lost here, the massive destruction of property and disruption of the normal lives of the people living in this area simply cannot be tolerated.”

 

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