A five-storey building under collapsed on Tuesday night in Kakamega County.
The building which was still under construction in an estate also damaged several residential houses.
The house at Jua Kali estate caved at around 11pm.
No injuries were reported as workers were not on site and the building is yet to be occupied.
Police said a watchman on duty at an adjacent building alerted occupants of nearby houses to seek safety.
Police have launched a man hunt for the alleged owner of the building Stephen Mwaniki who has gone missing.