Home » News » Landlord Sets Tenant’s House On Fire Over Rent Arrears
Landlord sets tenant’s house on fire over arrears

Landlord Sets Tenant’s House On Fire Over Rent Arrears

Residents of Ssenyange A Village in Masaka Municipality were left in shock after a landlord who is an army reservist allegedly set fire on a house occupied by one of his tenants identified as Ssubi Amos over rent arrears.

Ssubi, 23, is currently admitted in Masaka Regional Referral hospital after sustaining burn wounds as he was trying to escape the burning house.

During an interview with journalists on Monday, Ssubi narrated that his landlord has on several occasions threatened to put his house ablaze if he doesn’t pay his rent arrears, an issue he reported to the LC1 chairman, Mr Nsamba John.

The landlord is demanding only one month which is May, I tried explaining to him that I haven’t been working due to the pandemic lockdown and also reminded him that president Museveni told all landlords to wait until the deadly virus is over, but he angrily said to me that his houses were not built by Museveni and his directives to landlords to stop demanding rent fees from their tenants does not apply on his house,’said Ssubi.

On that fateful day, I was sleeping inside my room, but I woke up immediately after seeing fire gutting the house,’he said.

I tried to force my way out, but in the process, fire burnt both of my hands and mouth,’he added.

Police has launched investigations into the matter.

Check also;

This is not a Paywall, but Newslex Point's journalism consumes a lot of time, hard-work and money. That's why we're kindly requesting you to support us in anyway they can, for as little as $1 or more, you can support us .

Please use the button below to contribute to Newslex Point, Inc. using a credit card or via PayPal.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Comments

comments

Loading...

About lukwago J

Posted by LUKWAGO. J: He's a writer, editor, blogger, affiliate and a web developer, he loves thinking creatively and finding new ways to implement different programming ideas.
Loading...
x

Check Also

Family Shocked As Woman Believed to Have Died From Covid Returns Home Two Weeks After Cremation

Family Shocked As Woman Believed To Have Died From Covid Returns Home Two Weeks After Cremation

A bereaved family of an Indian woman believed to have died after contracting Covid-19 were ...