Five people buried alive as the foundation of the toilet collapsed.

Collapsed toilet foundation

Five people buried alive as the foundation of the toilet collapsed in Githunguri ,Kiambu County.

The five were reported to have been constructing the toilet at PCEA Mukua Secondary School. 

Emergency service providers are currently at the accident scene with attempts to rescue the victims underway.

Police were also said to have been deployed to manage the situation as investigations into the accident commenced.

The law enforcers and the National Construction Authority (NCA) are expected to issue a preliminary report after visiting the site. 

Kiambu County has been grappling with faulty constructions over the past years. 

The Githunguri tragedy comes less than a month after an unknown number of people were trapped inside the rubble of a building that collapsed in Ruiru.

Collapse building in Ruiru
Collapse building in Ruiru

A majority of those trapped and injured were tenants living on one end of the crumbled building on May 18. 

In March 2022, two months earlier, more than 50 students from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) were evacuated from a five-story residential apartment that had started sinking in Juja.

The building near the university’s ‘Gate C’ area started caving forcing students to sound an alarm. 

Government experts attributed the tragedies to the influx of developers rushing to secure the market in the area, which is boosted by the Thika Superhighway, and the Northern and the Eastern bypass.

Prices of land and houses have since skyrocketed in the areas and surrounding.  

Areas that have seen an increase in new projects include Kamakis, Utawala, Ruai, Kamulu, Joska, Malaa, and Tala.

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