Huruma building owner, 5 others face manslaughter charges

June 7, 2016 2:02 pm
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Stephen Karanja Kamau who is the owner of the building was however the only one present in court Tuesday when the charges were read out/FILE
Stephen Karanja Kamau who is the owner of the building was however the only one present in court Tuesday when the charges were read out/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 7 – Six people including the owner of the building that collapsed in Huruma last month have been charged with 52 counts of manslaughter.

Stephen Karanja Kamau who is the owner of the building was however the only one present in court Tuesday when the charges were read out.

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Stephen Karanja Kamau who is the owner of the building was however the only one present in court Tuesday when the charges were read out.

The prosecution has applied to have him remanded in custody until the court secures evidence from witnesses and ensure his security after facing hostility from relatives of the deceased people.

The prosecution has applied to have him remanded in custody until the court secures evidence from witnesses and ensure his security after facing hostility from relatives of the deceased people.

Prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki told the Magistrate Joyce Gandani that the offence the accused are facing persons carries a life sentence on conviction.

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