Two bodies retrieved after Kisumu building collapses

Two bodies retrieved after Kisumu building collapses

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,13TH SEPT,2021-Two bodies have been retrieved from the rubble following the collapse of a two-storey building in Kisumu’s Mamboleo estate.

This, as it emerged the National Construction Authority had stopped the construction of the building that collapsed on Monday.

At least three people are believed to have been trapped under the rubble.

Nyanza NCA regional coordinator Amos Musau told journalists the authority stopped works at the site in May.

Musau said the authority stopped the works after it was established that the building did not meet safety and other construction standards.

However, it was not clear why workers continued working at the site four months after the NCA directive.

Building inspectors from the authority and those from the City’s planning department are known to frequently visit construction sites to carry out routine inspections.

“The building was inspected twice and the last time our officers were at the site was in May. We had directed the developer to stop construction,” the NCA official said.

Evacuation efforts are still underway.

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