A seven-storey building at Kware Estate in Pipeline, Embakasi, collapsed on Monday night 12th June 2017.
The lower floors of the building buckled before the building collapsed. Residents on Tuesday morning claimed that some tenants are still trapped in the building hours after it collapsed.
The National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) has already deployed an excavator at the site to pull down the building. The Kenya Red Cross and other emergency response teams are at the scene.
Kware MCA Ken Ngondi said a woman and her three children who lived on the fourth floor of the building are still trapped in the debris.
Mr Ken Ngondi claimed that the house was built in a wetland. It developed cracks after construction and was repaired on three occasions by its owner who goes by the name Kinuthia.