COVID-19: Landlord surprises tenants, stops them from paying rent

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A landlord has left tenants stunned and excited after he asked them not pay rent for months as a result of the challenges brought by coronavirus.

Michael Munene, the landlord, said he understood the situation brought upon people by the pandemic which is also affecting economies of countries.

Munene left the tenants smiling after telling them he was well aware of what is going and that as a human being, this was one way touch those around him.

Munene, while speaking with a TV station in Kenya, said he was touched by the plight of tenants who may experience challenges in raising their rents.

“I have stayed with these people for quite some time and I have always had an agreement with them pay their rent before the tenth of every month but most of them have challenges.

“When this pandemic (coronavirus) came Kenya, became unbearable and some of them could not afford 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.

The Nation