Kenya: Landlord receives severe beating by tenants for increasing rent over COVID-19

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An insensitive landlord in Kenya had the beating of his life when he decided to increase the rent of his tenants, citing the deadly Coronavirus.

The residents of Texas apartment in Kisumu did not take kindly to the announcement by the landlord and vented their anger on him, pummeling him in the process. is told the tenants were at a loss at to why the landlord will make such a move when efforts are being made to get government to impress upon landlords to allow tenants stay for free fot 3 months because of the virus.

Many Kenyans argue that they risk losing their jobs and incomes if something is not done and there is therefore the need for government to institute measures that will support them.

The Residential Landlords Association in Kenya has directed its members to allow affected tenants to pay their rents later, even though others seem to prefer a more radical approach.

A Professor of practice in international Political economy at the City University of London and the author of the Tax Research blog has called for tenants to be given a 3 month rent-free deal.

His reason is that the Coronavirus crisis will would create a major cash flow problem, demanding that action be taken to keep people in their homes.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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