• A multiagency team including Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), Kiambu County, the Fire Brigade, the Red Cross, and NDMA are leading the rescue efforts.

• The building collapse has attracted many Kenyans to the scene.

along the Thika Highway
Ruiru building collapse along the Thika Highway
Image: Andrew Kasuku

This afternoon tragedy occurred in Ruiru as a building under construction along the Thika Highway collapsed killing two people.

A multiagency team including Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), Kiambu County, the Fire Brigade, the Red Cross, and NDMA are leading the rescue efforts.

Police believe that there could be more people inside the building.

Kenya National Highways Authority (KENHA) had begun demolishing the building yesterday to pave way for the expansion of the Eastern bypass.

Check out some photos from the scene of the collapse below;

More to follow... 

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