Siaya MCA hopeful kicked out of house for failing to pay Sh28,000 rent

A Siaya MCA candidate became a talk of the town after he was kicked out of his rented house over non-payment.

Edward Olima, independent South Sakwa ward hopeful, was locked out after he failed to pay Sh28,000 in arrears.

His landlord removed a section of the roof in a bid to push the politician out of the home completely.

Paul Omulo, a caretaker, said they decided to remove the roof after the politician declined to answer phone calls for two months.

He said the politician also defied orders to report to the police citing a busy campaign schedule.

“Olima has live in the particular house for three years. He has been engaging us in a cat and mouse game when asked to pay rent.”

The two-bedroomed house attracts a monthly Sh7,000 rent.

The politician is said to have caused other tenants stay without power over a Sh15,000 bill.

Olima was until April this year working a personal aide to Bondo MP Gideon Ochanda.

In January, Olima was arrested for illegally registering three water tanks in the landlord’s compound.

He used to obtain Sh100,000 loan from a microfinance lender in Bondo.

The case was quashed after he agreed to settle the matter out of court.

The accused is known to have a history of not paying rent in houses that he has previously lived in.

Olima declined a phone interview and also failed to turn up for a face-to-face interview.

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