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Wednesday June 3, 2020 – Kieni Member of Parliament (MP), Kanini Kega, has allegedly locked out tenants who have defaulted on their rent at his apartments in Kahawa Wendani, Nairobi. 

The tenants at Joshua Arcade resorted to recording videos and sharing them on social media to voice their grievances adding that power had also been disconnected from the houses.

Attempts to get a comment from Kega were not fruitful as the MP failed to respond to their calls.

Speaking earlier today, a tenant called Derrick Mbugua revealed that the caretaker of the apartment bowed to pressure and finally opened the houses.

“There was a time he had done the same thing and we thought that he had stopped but yesterday he did it again.”

“That was the reason for our anger,” the tenant said.

Mbugua also added that they unlocked the door of the caretaker’s house after their houses were opened.

They had locked it earlier in frustration.

The tenant noted that Kega has not commented on the issue but is communicating through his agent.

“He is not talking, but I know he is speaking through his agent, he called us yesterday after calming down.”

“Why is he doing that during a pandemic and they are the ones urging people to stay at home?” added Mbugua.

The tenants claim that they had defaulted one month’s rent with the houses varying in terms of prices with the lowest going for Ksh. 10,000.

One tenant went on to reveal that the MP is just frustrating tenants because he has no financial challenges and he is actually building another apartment nearby.


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