State sends experts to Kisii to assess, evacuate people from unsafe buildings
The government has dispatched a team of experts to Kisii to assess buildings that do not meet structural standards.
Secretary for Inspectorate of Buildings Moses Nyakiongora said the team of construction and building inspectors will be in Kisii for a week from yesterday.
The team will work closely with the county government to ensure all unsafe buildings are evacuated immediately and demolition plans put in place.
This follows the collapse of a 10-storey building in Kisii town last Thursday, which claimed eight lives and left dozens injured.
There are concerns that several buildings in Kisii are unstable, either because of poor workmanship or are sitting on wetlands. Nyakiongora said the officials from the Lands and Housing ministry have been instructed to make sure all the condemned buildings are demolished to avert disasters.
National Assembly Transport Committee member Johnson Manya and chairman Maina Kamanda (centre) on November 15