Yesternight, a 3 Storey flat collapsed in Kericho town trapping an unknown number of people inside the debris, Kenya Redcross confirmed the incident.
According to Red Cross official, the three-storey residential building that collapsed in Kericho town is owned by a local contracted. Witnesses say it came down after 7:30 pm.
“Tebsview Building, owned by Kericho contractor Charles Chaglano collapsed slightly after 7:30pm,” said Kericho Red Cross official Sofia Tuwei,
Occupants in the storey escaped unhurt, one man injured but in stable condition, one kid was reported missing.
According to Shadrach Ngeno, the scene was chaotic as people trapped in the rubble were heard calling for help.
“There was a voice of a distressed woman calling for help to rescue her two children trapped underneath the rubble of the collapsed building,” a local witness said.
Preliminary reports cite poor workmanship as the reason as to why the building collapsed.