After New Regulations, Kenyans Risk Being Suspended from Airbnb

Airbnb has announced its ban on parties and events at homes on its platform. This barely comes after a temporary measure during the pandemic that was proved popular with hosts. The firm says the rule has become “much more than a public health measure” since it was introduced in August 2020. This announcement was made by the San Francisco based company

“It developed into a bedrock community policy to support our hosts and their neighbors,” the San Francisco-headquartered firm said.

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Consequently, the company said that it had recorded a 44 percent year-after-year drop in the rate of party reports since implementing the policy.

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According to CNBC news, Airbnb placed a ban on party houses and rolled out several safety features in 2019 after five people were killed in a shooting at one of its bookings. In 2020, the company instituted a global ban on all parties as the pandemic hit. 

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However, Airbnb said guests who attempt to go against its rules will face consequences. Their accounts will be suspended to full removal from the platform.

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