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Dozens trapped as four-storey building collapses in Kericho town

An unknown number of people are feared trapped inside a four-storey residential apartment that collapsed in Kericho town on Tuesday, June 9 night.

The building collapsed with only the upper storey remaining intact as three storeys sunk.

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According to Kenya Red Cross, the Tebs View Court, owned by a local contractor collapsed at around 7:30 pm

“Tebsview Building, owned by Kericho contractor Charles Chaglano collapsed slightly after 7:30pm,” said Kericho Red Cross official Sofia Tuwei.

According to witnesses, people trapped in the rubble were heard screaming 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 witness stated.

Red Cross officials are currently at the scene coordinating the rescue mission.

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