On a day when the Landlords and Tenants Association of Kenya (LATAK) gave its proposals to landlords to consider waiving rents for 3 months, Kenyans took to social media to give their suggestions.
The LATAK leadership who were speaking during a press briefing on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed business and disrupted the economy hence tougher times. According to the Association, landlords have been urged to offer the waiver for the months of April, May and June, citing disruption of the economy.
The announcement was made on Wednesday at a press conference addressed by LATAK Secretary General Ben Riyal.
Most of the landlords are behind this, however, not for Michael Munene of Nyandarua.
Mr. Munene not only gave his tenants a waiver of two months rent, he also gave left one house empty to act as a sick bay for any of his tenants who wants to self-isolate; tenants have also stocked on food.
The landlord who will forgo over 220,000 in rents for the two months has also made sure that no one can access his houses without washing hands.
Criminal-defence Lawyer Cliff Ombeta has also announced that he has given his tenants a two month rent waiver.
In solidarity and sympathy, I have asked all my tenants not to pay Rent for April and May as we try to adjust in view of covid-19.” Wrote Ombeta.
I solidarity and sympathy,I have asked all my tenants not to pay Rent for April and May as we try to adjust in view of covid-19. https://t.co/TnnUS3NsGG— COmbeta (@OmbetaC) April 1, 2020
Some of the tweets we sampled
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