The owner of a building that collapsed in Ruiru, Kiambu County was arraigned in court but did not face formal charges.
Ruiru Principal Magistrate Hon Ms JA Agonda allowed a miscellaneous application for the State to have Stephen Ngaruiya Gitau, the owner of the building, remanded for seven days for police to complete investigations.
Making the application, Corporal David Mwangi said police needed time to carry out a thorough investigation into the incident which occurred less than 12 hours after over 200 tenants were evacuated to safety.
He informed the court that the respondent was arrested on Monday evening and is required to give police information regarding the construction of the ill-fated house.
The case will be mentioned on November 30, 2022.