KIAMBU, Kenya, Oct 21 – Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has visited the site where a building collapsed on Monday, in Kiambu town, killing twelve people, and injuring several others.
Mr Musyoka who delivered his condolences to those who lost their relatives during the tragedy also visited the injured at the Kiambu District Hospital and wished them quick recovery.
The Vice President witnessed the rescue efforts being undertaken by a combined team of military, the police, Public works officials, the Red Cross, and other volunteers which was sifting through the rubble in the hope of saving any trapped survivors or recover more bodies.
Mr Musyoka urged the contractors to stick to the regulations governing the building industry to avoid such calamities.
He said it was disheartening for Kenyans to continue losing their lives due to mistakes that could be avoided. The Vice President said the government joined the bereaved and those injured during this tragic time.
Mr Musyoka was accompanied by the rescue team leader Captain Njoroge Kahigu, and Kiambu DC Albert Kimathi among other officials.
Later the Vice President held talks in his office with the visiting delegation of Chinese Communist Party. The team was led by a member of the party’s Central Committee Chen
The Vice President called for the strengthening of cordial relations existing between China and Kenya particularly in the area of sports and media.
Mr Musyoka welcomed China to take advantage of investment potential in Kenya especially in infrastructure development and power generation. Mr Jianguo said China will continue to support Kenya in her development efforts and the struggle to eradicate poverty.