Is the building you are in safe to occupy?

Ruins of the six-storey building that collapsed at Tassia estate in Embakasi, Nairobi County, on December 6, 2019. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Three years earlier, in 2016, the collapse of an apartment block in Huruma Estate, Nairobi, killed 45 and this was a building that had already been condemned by the authorities.
  • The current affordable housing programme only promises to deliver 500,000 homes over a five-year period.

More than 700 buildings in Kenya are condemned as unsafe yet people continue to live in them. In the past 10 years alone, over 20 buildings have collapsed, killing over 100 people and injuring thousands.

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