Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh has urged Nairobians to be mindful of the houses rented in Nairobi. This comes after a seven-storey building collapsed in Kware Pipeline, Embakasi in Nairobi last night. At least fifteen people are reportedly missing, including a mother and her three children.
“When authority comes to you and tells you a building is going to collapse, please move out, it cannot be the government’s business to safeguard your life when yourself you don’t do that,” said Shebesh. She said that the tenants were warned earlier to vacate the building but they neglected the advice, “The County Administrator was here and urged them to leave, but they didn’t,” she said.
The Nairobi Woman Representative urged the government to bring down buildings which have been marked as dangerous and unfit for habitation, “If a building is marked ‘X’ and the owner doesn’t bring it down, the government should bring it down,” she said, adding that residents too should be keen to notice marked houses.