A section of residents in Kawangware 56 remain in shock after a landlord murdered a tenant. The tenant, identified as Warren Jirongo, had delayed paying his January 2020 rent.
The young man owed his landlord a total of 2,500 shillings. The landlord asked him to pay up. He warned him that he would face dire consequences if he did not.
The landlord, identified as Ng’ang’a Gitau was very angry. For this reason, he stabbed the 26 year old Warren. Unfortunately, Warren did not survive. He succumbed to his wounds.
When Kawangware residents learnt of this unfortunate event, they were filled with fury. A section of them stormed the landlord’s compound.
They torched the landlord’s semi permanent houses to ashes. They all claimed he was responsible for Jirongo’s untimely death.
The landlord Nga’ng’a Gitau was nowhere to be found.
Marching in the streets
The angry residents took to the streets with weapons. They believe that the landlord has gone into hiding.
They demanded that he come out and face the consequences of his actions.
After receiving reports on the incident, police officers rushed to the scene. They dispersed the crowd which had increased in number. However, a lot of damage had already been done.
They facilitated movement of the body of the deceased to the city mortuary. Deeper investigations into his killing continue.
All of Warren Jirongo’s neighbors described him as a very hardworking young man. Despite being an orphan, he was not a burden to anyone. He worked as a garbage collector and took his work very seriously.
He earned his living honestly and was in good terms with everyone. In addition, he was very soft spoken.
Warren Jirongo did not deserve to die at the hands of his landlord. Kawangrware 56 residents demand that justice be served.
The accused landlord is still in hiding to date.
Case of entitled Landlords
It is quite unfortunate that landlords feel so entitled. This particular Nga’ng’a Gitau felt he was within his rights to stab Jirongo simply because Jirongo had not paid his January 2020 rent.
No tenant deserves to die at the hands of his landlord. It is immaterial whether the tenant owes the landlord any money.
A landlord who has an issue with a particular tenant should take it to the rent tribunal to have it sorted.
All of Jirongo’s residents hope that justice will be served and the landlord does not go scott free.