Death toll from Kisii building collapse rises to 6, woman trapped


The death toll from the collapse of a building in Kisii has risen to six.

The scene where a residential building collapsed at Mwembe in Kisii, Wednesday, October 11.

Various emergency teams are now on the ground attempting to rescue those trapped inside.

According to Julius Tinega, the director of the Disaster Management team in Kisii, many were pulled out of the building and rushed to hospital where they are recuperating.

More than 30 others are feared to be trapped inside the building as rescue operations continue.

He said more people were still trapped in the rubble.

Eric Pratt statement on REAL ID extension
Muszynski said the waiver can be renewed annually through 2020, if the state can demonstrate that it is making efforts to comply. Real ID is a federal law, first approved in 2005, to set minimum security standards for federally acceptable identification.

Mr John Omori, another witness, said he was on his way to work at 8.15am when he saw the building collapsing.

"There were some people on top when the building came tumbling down, ' he said".

Recently, a building under construction in Kapsabet town, Nandi county, collapsed trapping several people.

Tinega said the rescue operation has however been hampered by lack of equipment.

Kenya Defence Forces to assist in rescue operation.