Owner of collapsed Nairobi building arrested


The owner of a building which collapsed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Friday, killing at least 21 people, has been arrested, police have told the BBC.

Samuel Karanja Kamau would appear in court on Tuesday, police added.

Earlier, officials said he did not have permission to rent out 119 rooms in the six-storey building. Mr Kamau has not yet commented on the allegation.

More than 90 people are still feared trapped beneath the rubble, reports the BBC’s Abdinoor Aden from the scene.

Rescue operations are continuing, he adds.

About 134 people have been freed so far from the collapsed building, local media reports.

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