An unknown number of people are feared trapped after a two-storey building under construction collapsed in Mamboleo, Kisumu on Monday.
Four construction workers who survived the ordeal were rushed to the hospital with injuries and efforts to save those trapped are ongoing.
A female food vendor who was serving the workers on the construction site is among those trapped under the rubble.
One of the survivors Joseph Okeyo said the incident happened in a flash as the workers were having their lunch.
"We did not anticipate what happened. We just heard a cracking sound and then the building collapsed," Okeyo told The Standard.
A mother and a child who was crying inside the building were rescued by residents moments after the structure caved in.
On August 30th, a five-storey residential building collapsed in Gachie, Kiambu County, killing three people. More than 10 other people were rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment.
Last week, a five-storey residential building in Kinoo was safely demolished following orders from the Kiambu county government and the National Construction Authority (NCA).
This came days after the structure partially collapsed in an incident captured on video.