A landlord in Kawangware, Nairobi on Wednesday morning killed a tenant over a Ksh.2500 rent arrears.
Warren Jirongo aged 26 was stabbed to death by his landlord in an incident that sparked protests and saw the landlord’s houses torched.
Angry residents stormed the compound torching the semi-permanent houses to ashes after it emerged he had killed Jirongo over Ksh.2500 arrears for the January rent
Neighbours say Jirongo was an orphan who was working as a garbage collector in the slums.
The late has been described as a hardworking young man who always struggled to make his ends meet.
Police have launched a manhunt for the landlord identified by locals as Ngángá Gitau.