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4 killed after construction wall caves in

Four people died after a wall at a construction site they were engaged in fell on them yesterday in Westlands, Nairobi.

Witness said the 3pm incident occurred after the wall adjacent to the construction site crumbled due to loose soil.

Ten people injured during the incident were rushed to Avenue hospital. Nine have been discharged, while one has been admitted and is recuperating.

While the cause of the collapse is yet to be established, the site’s project manager Clement Moi, said the wall was overpowered by the loose soil.

He said there were 200 employees at the site and that the families of the deceased have been notified.

Those who were killed were said to be a carpenter, steel structure fixer, and two casual labourers.

The rescuers led by a team from the Kenya Red Cross, National Youth Service and the Kenya Defence Forces pulled out the bodies which were buried under rubble of the collapsed wall.The workers were setting up steel beams to help support what the site project manager says will be a four-level basement parking.

State halts S.Sudan evacuation process

The Kenyan Government has stopped the evacuation of Kenyans from South Sudan after calm returned in Juba.
Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe says the decision was made following proactive measures undertaken by the Government of South Sudan in ensuring peace is sustained. He however says in case violence erupts again, the Kenyan Government will resume the evacuations.

“It is our hope that we will not need to evacuate people, but if situations change, we cannot tell whether it will change next week or tonight, plans are there to ensure that the lives of Kenyans are saved and are delivered back home so that they can pursue their entrepreneurial spirit elsewhere,” he stated.

According to the Kenya Red Cross Society the government has so far evacuated more than 700 Kenyans.

2 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Kisauni

Two terrorists from the Al-Shabaab group were yesterday gunned down by the Kenya Anti-Terror Police in Kisauni area on Mombasa County in Coastal Kenya.

The two terrorists were planning to conduct attacks against civilian targets in the tourist town of Mombasa

Police issued a statement confirming that they killed the two, identified as Salim Hanjary Benzimba and Kibwana Ahmed Abdallah, who escaped a dragnet in Malindi, and that 17 rounds of ammunition, three liquid explosives, four plastic explosives and four bomb detonators were recovered in the house the terrorists were hiding.

Public participated in the operation by tipping off the police.

 

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