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Update: 2 confirmed dead after tragic collapse of building in Tassia

The building is estimated to have housed at least 45 families

Update on rescue operations at building that collapsed in Tassia, Embakasi East

The bodies of two people have so far been retrieved from the wreckage of the building that collapsed at Tassia, Embakasi East constituency on Friday morning.

Emergency response teams have also been able to rescue 11 survivors of the fatal crash.

It is estimated that the building was home to at least 46 families at the time of the crash.


A section of Outering Road was cleared to ensure efficient transportation of the victims by ambulances deployed to the area.

Kenyans react to Tassia building collapse

The incident has sparked strong comments from Kenyans who blame the government and the National Construction Authority for not doig enough to prevent such tragedies.

One Peter Kariuki tweeted: "Buildings in Nairobi collapsing daily while the governor Mike Sonko is busy paying bloggers to tweet that he is Clean. Nairobi county needs sober leadership which minds for the normal mwananchi. Lets pray for those affected in #Tassia."

David Mureithi added: "But what is mandate of NCA when all we see are building collapsing on regular basis? This is another useless body that needs to be disbanded. These guys are only good at collecting bribes from crook developers."


Raila Odinga Junior remarked: "The Tassia building collapse comes after a series of similar buildings in Huruma and the most recent a school in Embakasi, Nairobians are residing in substandard structures risking their lives amidst floods and poor drainage, this incompetence is way too far, someone has to account."


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