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Rent Renewal: Disgruntled Landlord Seals Gate with Snake



A disgruntled landlord has taken a drastic approach as he padlocked his tenants’ gate with a snake owing to fall behind in house rent renewal.

Rent Renewal: Disgruntled Landlord Seals Gate with Snake

The Gate padlocked with snake

The said incident reportedly took place in the town of Kitui in Kenya and first came to light after Nairobi Governor; Mike Sonko posted an image of the gate to Facebook.

The picture, which received a shocking treat, is an average-sized green snake seen wrapped around the lock of an orange colored gate.

Sonko explained in the post, that the landlord decided to wrap the reptile around the lock “after tenants failed to clear September and October rent arrears.”

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Sonko’s post has garnered nearly 10,000 reactions as well as more than 1,400 comments on Facebook with fans divided over the property owner’s extreme approach.

Some of the reactions tilted towards the right of snakes in Kenya, while others felt the approach is not necessary and as such the landlord should be penalized.

However, report has it that the landlord responsible for the use of the snake has been named as Samuel Kioko, who resides in the Kunda Kindu area of Kitui.

Kioko is said to “discreetly placed” the snake on the door after they went to work one morning.


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