Ruiru Building develops cracks causing fear & panic

Ruiru Building develops cracks causing fear & panic.

Anxiety and fright mesmerized the residents of Ruiru when a 6-storey building developed cracks and was said to be plunging.

The residential-cum commercial flat opposite the Ruiru police station has more than 200 tenants, some of whom are police officers.

Ruiru building develops cracks and sinks

According to the occupants, huge cracks appeared on the ground walls and second floors around lunchtime, on 20th Sunday Nov 2022. As such, they had to raise the alarm in order for people to start evacuating from the premise.

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Even more, the building begun to sink on one side. As a result, this caused some of the house windows and doors fail to open or close.

Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi arrived at the scene and ordered inhabitants to evacuate within 45 minutes and those in neighbouring premises to move out too.

“We shall cordon off the building once people evacuate, and one will be allowed in,” said Governor Wamatangi.

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However, some of the tenants were away during the evacuation exercise supervised by police.


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