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Owner of Collapsed Ruaka Building Arrested At JKIA While Fleeing to USA

by Mustafa Juma

The owner of a building that collapsed in Ruaka last week was Monday arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Jennifer Kamau aged 59 years was arrested at 2am as she tried to flee to Texas, USA.

DCI boss Amin Mohamed Ibrahim in a statement on Monday afternoon said DCI detectives based at JKIA pounced on Mrs. Kamau before she boarded a flight destined for Texas, in the United States of America.

The woman was however taken ill after the arrest and was rushed to a city hospital by DCI officers, where she is receiving treatment as she awaits court arraignment.

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Two people lost their lives on Thursday last week after a six-storey building belonging to the woman collapsed on an adjacent building, while tenants were asleep at around 3am.

Cases of building collapsing in Kiambu County have been on the rise in the recent past.

On Monday morning, another building in Ruiru, Kiambu County collapsed hours after over 100 households were evacuated.

Authorities have since called on delevelopers to follow due process while putting up such structures.

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