A two-storey building under construction has collapsed in Mamboleo, Kisumu County.
According to reports, the building collapsed a few minutes past 1pm.
Seven people, including a woman who served food to the construction workers, are among those trapped in the rubble.
“We did not anticipate what happened. We just heard a cracking sound and then the building collapsed,” a construction worker told the Standard.
“We were having lunch on site and I had just left her serving my colleagues before the incident happened.”
Police officers and the larger community in Kisumu are carrying out a rescue mission at the scene.
The incident comes barely one week after a five-storey building partially collapsed in Kinoo, Kiambu County.
The leaning unfinished building was on Monday, 6th September, brought down.
Another five-storey building collapsed in Gachie, also in Kiambu County, killing three workers.
The tragedy occurred at 3:45 pm on Monday, 30th August, when construction workers were putting up the sixth floor of the building.
More than 10 people, including construction workers, who had been trapped in the debris, were rescued.