One year old girl rescued from collapsed building as owners set to be charged with manslaughter

One year old girl rescued from collapsed building as owners set to be charged with manslaughter

The two brothers who own the building that collapsed in Huruma, Nairobi, will face manslaughter charges once the death toll has been established, police records have revealed. The brothers, Mr Samuel Kamau Karanja and Mr Henry Mururi Karanja, were on Monday grilled for the second time by the police. On Tuesday, the police will forward the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for further direction.

The two brothers took over the administration of their father’s estate, including the building that collapsed, after he died in 1997. Records indicate that the property initially belonged to the suspects’ father, Mr Joseph Karanja Guchu, who hailed from Ithanga in Murang’a.

Elsewhere a one and a half-year-old girl was on Tuesday morning pulled alive from the rubble three days after a building collapsed in Huruma, Nairobi. The girl was rescued at 4 a.m and was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital.

National Disaster Management Unit Incident Commander Mr Pius Maasai told the Nation that the girl appeared to be in a stable condition. Nairobi County Police Commander Japheth Koome said the rescue of the child has given rescuers hope of finding more survivors.

This brings the number of people rescued from the collapsed building to 136. The death toll stands at 23 people. Mr Maasai said search and rescue operation is ongoing. “We appeal to anyone who has a missing relative to be patient since the exercise is delicate due to balancing both safety of rescuers and victims,” he said.

Source: Nation
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