A landlord in Kawangware, Nairobi on Wednesday morning killed a tenant over a Ksh.2500 rent arrears.
Warren Jirongo was stabbed to death by his landlord this in turn led to protests by angry residents who torched the landlords house.
Some houses and businesses were burnt down in the incident.
Neighbours say Jirongo was an orphan who was working as a garbage collector in the slums.
Police have launched a manhunt for the landlord identified by locals as Ngángá Gitau.