Owner of Huruma collapsed building arrested

What you need to know:

  • Samuel Kamau, who allegedly also owns four other buildings close to the one that collapsed surrendered to Pangani Police Station Sunday evening and was detained.

  • The collapsed building, which housed an unknown number of people had been earmarked for demolition by the county council.

  • At least 19 people are dead, 65 unaccounted for and 135 have been rescued from the wreckage of the six-storey residential building that collapsed in Huruma's Ngei II flats.

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered an audit of all the city buildings in January 2015 after a series of such tragedies.

The owner of a building that collapsed on Friday evening killing 19 people has been arrested.


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