Kenya collapsed building owner to face murder charges


The owner of a five-storey building under construction that collapsed last week on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, will face murder charges, police have said.

The building collapsed on a neighbouring home and killed a couple.

Police say the owner of the building was arrested on Monday at the city’s main airport while attempting to flee the country.

She will answer to the offences of criminal negligence and murder, police said.

Four county government officials from the planning department will also face similar charges.

The owner of another building that collapsed on Monday morning after tenants had been evacuated will be charged for the offence of constructing a building without requisite approvals.


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