Uhuru's message to landlords & Kenya Power as Kenyans fight coronavirus

Uhuru to Kenya Power & landlords

President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended landlords/ladies who have waived or reducing monthly rent for their tenants amid Covid-19 pandemic that has seen Kenyans lose jobs and business coming to an almost standstill.

Speaking at State House on Tuesday, President Kenyatta urged property owners not to kick out tenants who might struggle paying rent during this time.

I highly appreciate what some of our property owners are doing. Indeed we need to work and understand each other," President Kenyatta said.

"If someone has for years been your tenant and has never failed to pay rent it’s only logical that you reciprocate at this difficult time. This is a time for compassion and understanding,” he added.

Uhuru to Kenya Power

He reiterated his directive to the Nairobi Metropolitan Service, to not only continue providing water services to all but expand the same to all informal settlements.

"I have asked the Nairobi Metropolitan service to ensure all residents of Nairobi access clean water. They should stop water vendors from selling this commodity," Uhuru said.

The President also called on Kenya Power to support Kenyans in this fight by not disconnecting power at this critical time.

"I have also requested the Kenya Power and Lighting Company not to disconnect power to those who are unable to pay but rather understand the situation we are in,” the President added.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Ugandans forced to transfer bodies to Kenyan hospitals

Ugandans forced to transfer bodies to Kenyan hospitals

11 dead as 193 test positive for Covid-19

11 dead as 193 test positive for Covid-19

Matiang'i unveils new number plates for section of motorists

Matiang'i unveils new number plates for section of motorists

Meet 2022 presidential hopeful who promises to legalise Marijuana

Meet 2022 presidential hopeful who promises to legalise Marijuana

Health crisis looming as NHIF makes new changes affecting private hospitals

Health crisis looming as NHIF makes new changes affecting private hospitals

National Police Service issues statement regarding terror alert in Nairobi

National Police Service issues statement regarding terror alert in Nairobi

Father leaves Sh500 and unusual note before ending his life

Father leaves Sh500 and unusual note before ending his life

Uhuru convenes National Security Council meeting

Uhuru convenes National Security Council meeting

Uhuru signs controversial Political Parties Bill into law

Uhuru signs controversial Political Parties Bill into law