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Owner of collapsed Huruma building evades arrest

13 January 2015, 16:30 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The owner of the collapsed building in Huruma that killed six people has evaded arrest after the High Court ordered police not to lock her up in jail.

Margaret Mwaura was temporarily protected by the High Court from facing arrest after she provided evidence that she as not in the best medical state to stay in police custody.

Her lawyer Johnson Ondego argued on her behalf that she was unfit to stay in police custody thanks to her sad state medically.

He said before the court that his client was disabled and that she also suffered from asthma, arthritis and hypertension, which needed treatment and very good care, which she could not access in police custody.

" My client is in no shape whatsoever to spend any amount of time in police custody so I ask the court to grant her stay away, in the provision that she will cooperate as and when required during the investigations," he pleaded.

Judge Roslyn Korir, while pardoning Mwaura, said however that since the case was serious, she would have to comply with police and ensure here whereabouts are accounted for as often as possible.

The judge said that Mwaura would need to appear before police every 24 hours and in the event they needed to access any information from her, she would be available.

However, the judge gave police the power to charge her in the event they have evidence and also at any location they feel like.

The tragedy in Huruma attracted the attention of president Uhuru Kenyatta who ordered quick prosecution of those in-charge of planning and building of the building.

So far, 6 officials in the Nairobi County Government planning department have been sacked over the matter.

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