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Two more bodies retrieved from collapsed Kisii building

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Two more bodies were over the weekend retrieved from the collapsed building in Kisii town, bringing confirmed number of deaths to nine.

The building that collapsed on Thursday morning  had been condemned by the national agency in charge of construction and inspection.

According to Secretary, National Building Inspectorate (NBI) Moses Nyakiongora, the building had been approved up to third floor but the contractor added more floors. “The building had been condemned but the contractor went ahead extending floors,” complained Mr Nyakiongora.

More than 40 people, among them seven children, were injured. Over six people were admitted at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital. Hospital CEO Dr Ondari Otieno said 17 were treated and discharged.

More people were believed to be trapped under the rubble.

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