Former UK High Commissioner praises Kenya Red Cross Huruma rescue

Huruma Estate collapse
The scene of the Huruma Estate collapse. Photo: Twitter/KenyaRedCross

Former UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Doctor Christian Turner CMG, has praised the Kenya Red Cross for their rescue attempts at yesterday’s Huruma Estate collapse and sent his condolences to those who have lost loved ones in the tragedy.

Doctor Turner, stepped down as High Commissioner last year to become the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Director General for the Middle East and Africa. He was replaced by Nic Hailey who officially took office in December last year.

Huruma Estate Collapse

According to recent reports, 7 people have been confirmed dead after a building in the Huruma Estate collapsed following heavy rains on Friday night.

So far, around 120 people have already been rescued from the scene in an operation being conducted by the Kenya Red Cross.

The charity have been conducting rescue operations since last night, and have already set up a desk at Starehe CDF hall to help Kenyans to trace missing persons.

According to reports by Citizen Digital, a total of 14 people lost their lives in Nairobi during Friday evening’s downpour.

4 of these casualties were a result of a perimeter wall collapsing on them on Lenana road, off Ngong road.

The rest died on Lusaka Road after their car was swept away by the flood waters.

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