- The landlord identified as Michael Munene left the tenants smiling after telling them he was well aware of the tough economic situations in Kenya which have been worsened by coronavirus
- The kind-hearted man said he was touched by the plight of his tenants who may experience challenges in raising rent
- He said he may consider extending non payment to the third month if the situation does not improve
- In February, a God-sent Kiambu landlord reduced rent at his Deluxe Apartments in Ruaka from KSh 30,000 (GHC1,607.93) to KSh 25,000 (GHC1,339.94) for 12 months
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It will be a huge sigh of relief for some tenants in Nyandarua county after their landlord asked them not to pay rent for the next two months due to the coronavirus crisis that has threatened to halt operations in the country.
The landlord identified as Michael Munene left the tenants smiling after telling them he was well aware of the tough economic situations in Kenya which have been worsened by the pandemic.
Speaking to Citizen TV in the evening of Saturday, March 21, Munene said he was touched by the plight of his customers who may experience challenges in raising rent.
"I have stayed with these people for quite some time and I have always had an agreement with them to pay their rent before the tenth of every month but most of them have challenges.
"When this pandemic (coronavirus) came to Kenya, life became unbearable and some of them could not afford to raise the rent early enough resorting to borrowing, that's why I have decided to not to charge them for the next two months," he said.
Soon after he made the announcement some of his tenants rejoiced thanking him for the good gesture.
"He is Dr Michael Munene a dentist who works with North Kinangop Catholic Hospital. He has a heart of gold, He has warmed my heart. He has said if situation worsens he will add them more free months until the situation is contained. It's no longer about material gain, but service to humanity. God bless you for all this," Macharia Wangui said.
Some of his tenants were paying KSh 3,000 monthly while others paid KSh 5,000.
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