A building with multiple floors under construction collapsed in the Mirema estate in Nairobi County on Sunday night.
According to reports, workers were working even at night when the building crumbled, though no one was hurt.
Incidents of buildings under construction collapsing are not new, raising questions about regulators and county officials who approve building plans and are required to inspect progress.
Residents flocked to the area on Sunday night to assist with rescue plans, chocking in the dust from the debris.
Authorities and the contractors have not established the cause of the collapse, as those involved are put on the spot.
Mirema area has been gaining popularity among young people, especially university students for cheap and affordable housing.
Developers have taken advantage of putting up highrise buildings to serve the rising demand.
Experts have blamed authorities for sleeping on the job, with some developers taking advantage of to use of substandard materials.
"All cheap tall buildings will come tumbling down. Nairobi buildings nowadays lack access to light, parking, and playgrounds," a resident said at the scene.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja on September 11, informed that all residents living in substandard buildings would be forced to move to pave the way for demolition.
It is not clear whether the directive has been obeyed as the country prepares for heavy rains.
"Do not try to save Ksh200,000 or Ksh1 million while using cheap materials and end up losing your Ksh50 million building," the governor noted recently.