Shame on land­lords lock­ing up ten­ants for ar­rears in rent

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Po­lice in Nakuru re­cued two girls who had been locked up in a house at the town’s Shabab Es­tate for a month over fail­ure to clear rent ar­rears. The cops had to break the pad­locks us­ing hack­saws and gain en­try into the house to re­lease the girls aged 14 and 22. It is in­hu­mane for land­lords to take ac­tion into their hands against their ten­ants. Land­lords should use proper and le­gal means to claim their money in­stead of us­ing un­ortho­dox tac­tics. If the ten­ants be­come stub­born, one of the moves they could take is re­port to the po­lice for ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion to be taken.

MERAB AUMA Bondo

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