By Vincent Agoya
THE owner of a sick and already condemned building in Nairobi’s Huruma estate that collapsed in 2018 killing three people who lived adjacent to it have presented themselves in court and now face three counts of manslaughter.
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Mwangi and Wanjiku are charged with causing the deaths of Daniel Karanja Njoroge, Eunice Nyakio Karanja and Andrew Musamali at Casanova Village, Starehe Sub County on May 3 2018.
An earlier warrant of arrest issued against the two after they failed to honuor summons was lifted after they presented themselves in court.
They have been allowed to plead to the charge sin the presence of their lawyer Peter Kin’gara but have been out on a police bond.
Building was shaking
They are also charged with failing to comply with laws relating to building and construction and jointly constructed a five story building with approval from City Hall.
A mention was set for January 28 2018.
Police records show that the building collapsed at around midnight of June 2 2018 and fell on an adjacent building trapping some tenants therein but all the tenants from the ill fated building which collapsed ” did manage to escape unhurt after realising that the house was shaking before it collapsed.”
Total of five were injured while the deceased succumbed to head injuries and asphyxia.