A middle-aged woman has died after a 4-storey building under construction collapsed in Karia area, Kirinyaga County.
According to Edward Muriuki, a brother-in-law of the deceased, the incident happened on Wednesday morning when the woman and her two children were asleep.

Neighbours managed to rescue the two children, who were sleeping in one of the rooms.The two children were in different rooms but their mother’s room was near the collapsed building.

Edward Muriuki said her sister in law sold the piece of land to a Kerugoya trader who was constructing the collapsed building. Her house bordered the collapsed building.

Security team led by Kirinyaga Central police commander John Torori arrived at the scene immediately, and are waiting for the owner of the building and the contractor.

“I would like to assure you that we are going to investigate this incident as we wait for the owner of the building and if we find he violated the stipulated rules of construction  action will be taken,” Torori said.

The cause of the building’s fall is yet to be established. The deceased’s body was taken to the Kerugoya Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.


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