Six people were injured when a building under construction collapsed Sunday morning in Lang’ata estate, Nairobi.
This comes just a few days after four people died and scores injured when another building, also under construction, collapsed in Embasaki estate. (Story on Embakasi building collapse).
All those injured were working on the fifth floor of the Lang’ata building located along the Southern bypass when it collapsed around 11.30am.
One of the workers suffered serious injures while five others were treated at a Nairobi hospital and discharged.
A constructor who was working at the site blamed the owner of the building for the incident saying he had occasionally forced them to use substandard materials.
The high incidence of building collapse has put credibility of the construction industry’s stakeholders into question.
“The construction was illegal since it has not been commissioned by the City Council,” said Chairman of the Architectural Association of Kenya Mr Steven Oundo.
Mr Oundo added that the National Construction Authority Billthat seeks to regulate and aid development of the construction industry was pending in Parliament.