There has been an alarming rate at which flats are easily collapsing in the country and to be precise in Juja town . This comes barely two weeks after another collapse was witnessed in the area and this leaves much to be desired.The latest collapse which involved a five-storey building that was hosting 50 students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
The occupants of the building reported that the building began caving in on Sunday morning after a sewerage system was dug inside a fortnight ago tampering with the firmness of the foundation. Brian Okoe , a student at JKUAT reported that an engineer had visited the premises two weeks prior to the collapse and warned of an impending collapse which was definitely taken lightly. Affected students lost all valuables as they vacated the building for safety purposes. It was reported that only one female student suffered minor injuries as she struggled to leave the building as her door was closed before the collapse.
Affected students are being hosted at the institution's hostels as plans to help them start life afresh are contemplated upon .The student leader ,Thion'go has blamed the collapse on greedy developers who only think of their own enrichment other than the safety of the tenants. He went on to say that the greedy developers only higher incompetent contractors who never follow the due process required for any construction to occur. Officers from the National Building Inspectorate in the company of county engineers had to demolish the flat on Sunday as ordered by the Kiambu County Government and the National Construction Authority.
The student leader calls upon the County leaders and other area leaders to come in aid of the affected students materially to help them settle down faster to avoid altering their studies.
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