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Michael Munene: Landlord Who Waived Rent During COVID-19 Pandemic Feted

Tenants in Kinangop have celebrated their landlord who waived rent for then when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. 

The thoughtful landlord, Michael Munene was feted in a brief ceremony organized by his clients where he was appreciated for the kind gesture. 

He was presented with a certificate and a trophy with words; ‘Landlord of the Century Award 2020 to 2022’. 

Reacting to the same, Munene said he was not aware of the surprise organized in his honour. 

“It was a surprise for me because they came together and appreciated what I did. They set the day yesterday (Monday) and issued me an award in terms of a certificate and a trophy,” he said. 

Following the fete, netizens continued to praise Munene even as Kenyans struggle to grapple with the hard economic times. 

Eunice Njoki: He is man with a heart of gold. He keeps doing what Jesus would have done in his shoes. May God keep blessing the very ground he walks on. 

Mike Mureithi: Kudos michael munene for that big heart, not because you have suplus but because you are willing to help. 

Carol Sagide: This man you’re amazing. May you never lack. May the good Lord reward you abundantly.  

Michael Munene receiving his trophy PHOTO/COURTESY

In May 2020, Munene warmed the hearts of many after allowing his tenants to stay without paying rent for two months.

He said he understood the harsh economic times that Kenyans were going through, which was mainly caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Munene said he was once a tenant and the unit he was renting was locked by the landlord when he could not pay rent.

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