A viral photo showing a carelessly designed building has emerged on social media sending shivers among Nairobi dwellers.
Though sources of the photo still remain scanty and the owners of the building yet to be made public, the photo has left the entire country in huge shock from its precarious structural design that cannot assure anyone of his or her safety.
One would even wonder how those who are mandated with working on the structure are sure of their own safety whenever they are working on the building that looks like loosely hanging from the skies.
The house has since sparked another conversation on the country’s structural approvals that cannot be trusted anymore.
Many buildings in major towns have collapsed from poor designs, poor materials used in their construction among many other reasons.
It is believed that many engineers, in their effort to save materials for selfish reasons, do deliberately choose to use wrong and insufficient materials on some structures putting lives of occupants in danger.
Research carried out back in 2017 uncovered damning details where the country lost a whopping sh 129 billion to counterfeit surge in construction sector.
For instance, in Huruma Estate alone, several tenants had to vacate their homes when there was a downpour citing regular roof and wall leakages.
“When it rains I prefer to stay outside and only go back inside when it stops,” one resident told a local website.
Same sentiments were shared by her neighbour who mentioned that she must have to move her children to a different location whenever it starts to rain. “I can’t even dare to stay inside my house when it’s raining,” she claimed.
This was shortly after a six storey building had collapsed in the estate follwoing a heavy downpour killing at least 51 people with many others left critically injured.