– George Shiundu, the landlord, was attacked by Yohana Sunday, his tenant on May 20
– Court heard the attacker was offended by the victim’s decision to come for rent at night
– The accused was renting a house at Kaptembwo estate belonging to Shiundu
The relationship between tenants and landlords can sometimes get personal, especially when the rent is delayed; and most landlords or their agents will do everything necessary to collect their dues, including knocking on one’s door at midnight.
In Nakuru, George Shiundu, a landlord, was tired of playing cat and mouse, so he decided to visit one of his elusive tenants, Yohana Sunday, at night when everyone was back home, a visit that left the property owner assaulted.
TUKO.co.ke on Tuesday, June 11, gathered the tenant gave his landlord a stray dog’s beating when he came knocking on his door at night to demand rent arrears.
Sunday who was renting a house at Kaptembwo estate in Nakuru then went into hiding upon getting wind Shiundu had reported the matter to Kaptembwo Police Station and a manhunt had been launched, Daily Nation reported.
The suspect was eventually smoked out of his hiding and arrested on June 8 and later arraigned at a Nakuru court.
Th court heard the victim had gone to collect rent balance from the suspect at Kaptembwo estate in Nakuru county on May 20, 2019, when the accused descended on him with kicks and blows and caused him bodily harm.
The prosecution said the suspect was offended by the landlord’s decision to come for the May rent late in the night and resorted to attacking him and he was rescued by his agent and taken to hospital.
Principal Magistrate Bernard Mararo on Monday charged the accused with unlawfully assaulting Shiundu and causing him bodily harm.
He pleaded guilty to the charges.
The principal magistrate slated the case for mentioning on June 24, 2019.
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