Kisenyi building collapse

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has called for the arrest and detention of Kampala businessman Haruna Kiggundu, the owner of the Kisenyi building which collapsed yesterday.

Reports indicate so far six people are dead while others are in health facilities receiving treatment.

According to police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire the four-storey building was under construction. The collapsed Building claimed six people’s lives and property including cars and motorcycles. Eight people have since been rescued alive while many are still trapped under the rubble.

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“Haruna is nowhere to be found, from the little we have gathered so far, his building had forged paper works,” Lukwago said, adding that “Many building owners have taken advantage of the lockdown and constructed buildings without supervision.”

Earlier today, the mayor for Kampala central Salim Uhuru said he will convene a meeting to establish why many buildings are collapsing in the heart of Kampala.

“I am going to meet various leaders in Kampala central to establish why many buildings are collapsing. What is the problem, is it Cement, Engineers, supervisors,” he said.

At least three buildings have collapsed in the past Eight months in Kampala.