Five people in hospital after Kapsabet building collapses

Five people are still admitted in hospital with serious injuries they sustained after a three-storey building under construction collapsed in Kapsabet town, Nandi County, on Thursday.

Police have launched investigations into the collapse.


Nandi police commandant Peter Wambani said the joint investigations with the State Department for Public Works are geared towards ascertaining if due process was followed during the construction of the building, which left 20 people injured.

“We have not made any arrests yet since we have to be guided by the findings.

“We are also urging anyone with information on individuals who were working on the building and their whereabouts to get in touch with us,” Mr Wambani said.

The county government has committed to cover the medical bills of those injured.

Most of the injured were masons and other casual workers.

“We would like to thank the Red Cross, well wishers and our counterparts from Uasin Gishu County for the assistance that saved the lives of those who were in danger,” Governor Stephen Sang said at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.

The governor has also said his government will soon set up a disaster management and mitigation department to be able to effectively deal with emergency cases.


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