Kenya: Sakaja Seeks Murder Charge for Collapsed Kasarani Building Owner

16 November 2022

Nairobi — Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja now wants the owner of the seven-storey building that collapsed in Kasarani killing 3 people to be charged with murder.

Speaking during a visit at the site on Wednesday, Sakaja indicated that the individual did not have a building permit nor any other documents for the project.

"The developer must be charged in court. we will liaise with DCI to he needs to be charged with murder. All those who they re going with such constructions want to put them in notice. just pull down those buildings or let us come for you," he stated.

He warned that some developers have been colluding with city hall officials to get construction approval which continues to endanger the lives of Kenyans.

"We have changed our Urban Planning Technical Committee in Nairobi county. we are conducting investigations if I find any officer from Nairobi county having been culpable at any point they will go home and they will charged," he stated.

So far, six people have been rescued from the rubble.

Rescue operations led by the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) are still ongoing.

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