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Huruma Estate is a residential estate located in the northeast of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It borders Kariobangi and Dandora to the east, Moi Air Base to the south, Mathare to the north and Eastleigh to the west.

In April 2016, during Kenya's rainy season, a building collapse in Huruma resulted in the deaths of 52 people. The building's owner, Samuel Karanja Kamau, was charged with manslaughter.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

  • George Hussein Onyango Obama - half-brother of US President Barack Obama[2]


  1. ^ "Nairobi building collapse: Samuel Karanja Kamau charged with manslaughter". BBC. 7 June 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ Pisa, Nick (August 21, 2008). "Barack Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 

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