Occupants of the collapsed six storey Tassia Building had been given a notice to move out.
Embakasi Ward MCA Michael Ogada says that the occupants of the building had been asked to move out after reports of the cracks emerged.
According to Ogada, some of the occupants heeded to the calls and moved out and only 25 houses still had occupants.
“We received reports from wananchi that the building was not in a good condition. I then engaged the help of the area chief who asked people to vacate,” said Ogada.
“Some people moved and only 25 families had defied the orders to move,” he further explained.
The six storey building which collapsed on Friday morning is allegedly owned by a businesswoman known as Mama Kanyoni.
The woman reportedly owns many buildings in the area.