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Police launch search for constructors of collapsed Huruma flat

Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro has asked all the people involved in the construction of the building that collapsed in Huruma to record statements at the Starehe Police Station or face arrest.

Mr Muhoro said the director and chief officer in charge of planning, the owner of the building, the architect and the contractor should report to the criminal investigations offices.

“We are fed up with having to regularly deal with collapsed buildings. Killing people in the name of housing cannot be condoned anymore,” Mr Muhoro said.

The seven-storey building, situated near Daima Primary School, collapsed Sunday at around 8pm.

Residents said they had seen cracks on the floors of the building even before they went for Christmas holidays.

As of mid-morning on Monday, 38 people had been rescued from the collapsed building. Two people, among them a two-day-old baby, have been confirmed dead.