Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has been exposed for failing to pay his house rent for a whole 29 months. Yes, you heard me right, 29 months.
In an demand letter dated June 2, exclusively seen by Opera News, the vocal lawmaker has abdicated his duty of paying the rent since January 2018.
The letter written by C. Mputhia Advocates addressed to Keysian Auctioneers directs them to recover the Ksh 7,250,000 owed to the landlord; Joseph E.M Ndigari and Caroline Rael M. Ndigari.
The auctioneers have now been instructed to proceed with speed to recover the outstanding arrears together with their charges from Kuria, who lives in Jambo Village Grevilla Groove.
“On behalf of our client Joseph E.M Ndigari and Caroline Rael M. Ndigari the landlord herein, we write to instruct you to levy distress on I.R 7158/2/7 Jambo Village Grevilla Groove House 7 against rent defaulter Hon Moses Kiarie Kuria, who is in arrears amounting to Ksh 7,250,000 as per today, being rent arrears for 29 months from the period commencing January 2018,” reads part of the letter.
The landlord further promised to indemnify the auctioneer against any liability in the execution of the recovery of the outstanding rent, as long as the order is executed in compliance with Distress for Rent Act Chapter 293.
Part of the Distress Act states,” Subject to the provisions of this Act and any other written law, any person having any rent or rent service in arrear and due upon a grant, lease, demise or contract shall have the same remedy by distress for the recovery of that rent or rent service as is given by the common law of England in a similar case.”
Among other means of recovering the rent arrears, the auctioneers can sell some of the property in the house in question in order to cover the owed money.
However, the recovery cannot take place between sunset and sunrise or on Sunday, as provided by the Distress Act.