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Owner of Collapsed Kenyan Building Charged with Manslaughter


Kenyan authorities have filed manslaughter charges against four men in connection to last week's building collapse in Nairobi, which killed at least 14 people.

Wednesday, Nairobi's chief magistrate issued arrest warrants for the men, who include the owner of the building, Francis Kihonge and three others who were supervising its construction. All four remain at-large and were charged in absentia.

Authorities also charged four city council members with negligence for alleged lapses in the building permit and inspection process. The four pleaded not guilty and were set free on bail.

More than 100 people were injured when the five-story building suddenly collapsed on January 23 while still under construction.

Investigators have cited construction flaws as the likely reason for the collapse.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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