The Challenge of Collapsing City Buildings Is Bigger Than Approvals
By Stephen Christian Kaheru
The recent collapse of a multi-storey building under construction at Makerere yet again wounded the structural integrity of Kampala's rising skyline.
A fortnight later, the loud bang of a six-storey building's concrete crumbling amid a torrential downpour left Nairobi trembling through the night.
With East Africa's cities dotted with a construction boom, the mishaps that have befallen structures in Kampala remain unsettling. Although inept enforcement takes the spotlight for building disasters, relatable influences have a stake in the safety of the built environment.