A five-storey building has collapsed in Ruiru, Kiambu County just hours after over 100 tenants were evacuated.
Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi Sunday afternoon led an evacuation operation after the building was reported to have developed cracks.
Governor Wamatangi led the operation after receiving reports on the danger the building posed from the National Construction Authority (NCA) and the Ruiru OCPD.
This is the second building to collapse in Kiambu within one week. On November 17, another 5-storey building collapsed in Ruaka, Kiambu County.
Prior to that, another building under construction had collapsed in Tassia, Embakasi East Constituency in Nairobi County.
Authorities have since warned developers to avoid shortcuts while putting up such structures.
Governor Wamatangi who spoke during the Sunday evacuation operation in Ruiru said following due process while putting up structures will help save developers from losses witnessed after the buildings collapse.