Owner of the Collapsed Building in Kiambu Arrested at JKIA

The owner of the building that collapsed and killed two people at Ruaka in Kiambu County was arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) while attempting to leave the country.

According to police , the woman was headed for the US when she was intercepted.

She complained  that his blood pressure had gone up and was rushed to the hospital.

Kiambu County head of DCI Richard Mwaura said the woman is under police care in a hospital.

“She will be processed and taken to court once she recovers. She is in hospital for now but under police watch,” he said.

She had been held at a Kiambu police station waiting to be taken to court before she complained of pressure.

The owner of the building  will be charged alongside other stakeholders including county officials and engineers for causing deaths and damage to other people’s property.

Kiambu County has been on the spot following the increased cases of collapsing buildings, the latest one sinking on Monday at 4 am hours after over 100 tenants were evacuated.

Officials from the national government have joined the county government in forming a multi-agency team that will move around the entire county to inspect the state of the buildings to prevent such scenarios from happening again in the future.

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