6 FLOOR STORY BUILDING COLLAPESS: Many people trapped in Tassia's six-story building collapses

On Friday morning, December 5, a six-story building collapsed in the Tassia neighborhood of Embakasi, Nairobi County.


A number of residents are believed to be trapped in the house, according to sources.

Residents of the estates along with local police officers were engaged in attempts to save the victims in the building that are believed to be trapped.
A resident of Tassia, speaking to CELEB BUZZ, admitted that they always had a fear of building storey buildings in the property.

"You know most of these buildings were constructed hurriedly, some of them don't get permits, and to avoid county officials, sometimes they can be built at night," he said.
"And now that most of the area around here has been flooded by rains, whenever this place rains floods, I think these buildings are weakened, particularly when they are not standardized," he added.

Babu Owino, Embakasi Eastern Member of Parliament, announced via his Facebook page that the government had sought immediate intervention.
The Tassia region was flagged by the National Construction Authority (NCA) for understandard buildings in 2016, as stated by the Standard on May 6, 2016.


More than 70 percent of buildings had not been approved by the county government, according to the NCA and the National Housing Corporation, thus posing a major threat to residents in the area.
Take a walk in the Nairobi Pipeline and Tassia areas of Embakasi, "Magorofani in Imara Daima, Githurai, Roysambu, Umoja, Ruaka, Satellite, Ruaraka and more: in these areas, there are flats that look like trouble from the eye," said former Nairobi County Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke.

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