A controversial city tycoon whose building collapsed in Nairobi killing several Kenyans has allegedly succumbed to COVID-19.
Jimmy Kihonge is said to have passed away last night while receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital
According to blogger Cyprian Nyakundi, the businessman succumbed to COVID-19
The deceased made bold headlines in red after his building collapsed in Nyamakima in the city centre back in 2006, which killed more than 12 people.
He was charged with 14 counts of manslaughter. However, it is not clear how his cases ended.
"Naivasha tycoon Jimmy Kihonge whose building in downtown CBD once collapsed killing dozens due to substandard engineering, passed away last night due to Covid at the Nairobi Hospital," the blogger tweeted
During the horrific accident in January 2006, President Mwai Kibaki had to cancel his tour to Sudan jetted back into the country and immediately proceeded to the tragic scene.
Kibaki sent his condolences to the bereaved families
“We are grateful to everybody who has come to help. We wish the injured a quick recovery," he said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta who was then the Opposition Leader hit out the government after he accused them of taking too long to rescue survivors.
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