Senator, former MP face eviction from homes over rent arrears

KEY POINTS

  • Kisumu Senator Fred Outa and former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo, join other defaulters including businessman Erick Okeyo and one Pamela Olango in the bad books and are all facing evictions

  • According to Acting Kisumu City Manager Abala Wanga, the notices were issued over failure to remit rent for the houses located at the posh Milimani Estate.

  • Senator Outa is said to owe the city Ksh. 1.7million in rent arrears while Midiwo reportedly owes Ksh. 876,000.

  • The Kisumu City Manager reiterated that the failure of the said individuals to pay rent contravenes section 2a of the tenancy agreement.

A senator and formal vocal MP are among the many prominent personalities given notice of eviction for failing to pay rent in the leafy suburbs of Milimani Estate in Kisumu.

Kisumu Senator Fred Outa and former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo, join other defaulters including businessman Erick Okeyo and one Pamela Olango in the bad books and are all facing evictions.

According to Acting Kisumu City Manager Abala Wanga, the notices were issued over failure to remit rent for the houses located at the posh Milimani Estate.

Senator Outa is said to owe the city Ksh. 1.7million in rent arrears while Midiwo reportedly owes Ksh. 876,000.

 

 

Okeyo and Olango are said to have arrears of Ksh. 5.4 million and Ksh.3.6million respectively.

The Kisumu City Manager reiterated that the failure of the said individuals to pay rent contravenes section 2a of the tenancy agreement.

He said that it makes them liable for eviction and to have legal action instituted against them in order to recover the full amounts owed.

Wanga has directed that the four be forcefully evicted.

And they are not the only struggling to pay rent in the posh estate.

Just recently, Kisumu Deputy Governor Mathew Owili faced imminent eviction from his house over an alleged Ksh. 3.5million in rent arrears.

The house is reportedly owned by United Millers and was also home to former Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma.

In a letter from Vauxhull Holdings Limited, managers of the house, said they have terminated the tenancy agreement with the county over the huge amount in arrears.

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“We refer to our above captioned tenancy agreement expiring on September, 30, 2019 as per our record. We refer to the clause 3.1 (b) of the Agreement and hereby give notice of two calendar months and inform you in advance that as landlord it is unable to renew our agreement for any further period upon expiry of the above-mentioned tenancy agreement,” the letter stated.

According to the property managers, the county officials owe them Ksh. 273, 844 that was incurred by Owili and Ksh. 3,233,250 by Ranguma.

The letter to the county on July 25, 2019 demanding that the arrears to be paid, warning that the tenancy agreement would not be renewed after September if the debt remains uncleared.

 

 

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