Nairobi, Jan. 31 -- A fortnight ago, netizens were treated to copious amounts of laughter after a viral tweet indicated that some Kenyans book short-term rentals popularly known as 'Airbnbs' to use gas that is normally part of client offerings that come with furnished apartments to cook hard-to-boil legumes that take days on end to get ready.

The idea on the part of the client was to save on expenses by checking out with a whole week's supply of ready-to-eat beans.

What most people did not know is that such an incident is just the tip of the iceberg of hundreds of lewd cases that hosts of the now popular form of accommodation go through whenever they host clients.

Speaking to agents and hosts of short-term furnished rental units can ma...