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Lawyer Cliff Ombeta Gives His Tenants Two Months Rent Holiday As Covid-19 Bites

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Landlords and Tenants Association of Kenya (LATAK) on Wednesday asked landlords to offer tenants rent waiver for the months of April, May and June.

LATAK wants landlords to do this following economic disruption brought about by coronavirus pandemic.

The association also wants the government to grant landlords servicing loans a 6-month moratorium.

Lawywer Cliff Ombeta who’s also a landlord has come out to support the initiative that is meant to cushion Kenyans from the harsh economic realities. “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.

Many Kenyans are eagerly waiting to see if the president would issue issue measures that would cushion them from basic bills including rent.

Most Kenyans are currently not going to work as nearly everything is coming to an halt. It’s evident that meeting all the bills without an income is going to be a toll order. Landlords on the other end are not likely to crawl back given the different aspects including loans to service, servants to pay and other maintenances. The fact that the conversation is ongoing, is a good indicator for both parties.


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