Most buildings in Kenya at risk of collapse, agency warns
By LILLIAN MUTAVI & JEREMIAH KIPLANG'AT
More than half of the buildings inspected by the National Construction Authority last year were put up without compliance to regulations governing the sector.
The situation puts at risk the lives of thousands of people occupying the buildings.
The sector’s regulator inspected 7,835 construction sites across the country and found that more than 5,000 buildings were not compliant with the law, and required to be redone or brought down.
Those not compliant are about 60 per cent, indicating the possibility of collapse of most buildings in the future.