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KICC says firm ignored order on adverts

The management KICC now claims that an advertisement firm had ignored an order from Nairobi county government to stop operating the adverting billboards at the neck of the building.

Through lawyer Eric Theuri, KICC claimed that Nairobi county government had instructed the Alliance media to stop operations of the advertisement placed on building immediately and to remove the same within one day since.

In the letter dated November 13, 2013 addressed to Alliance Media Kenya Ltd and copied to KICC, the county government said the advertising billboards contravened the approval they were granted.

Justice Nyamweya had on November 16 given orders stopping KICC from removing the advertising billboards.

The firm had accused KICC’s management of threatening to pull down their large advertising billboards at the neck of the tower block.

Withholding facts

In its court papers, KICC argues that Alliance Media Kenya Ltd withheld important facts from Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya in the petition.

Lawyer Theuri claimed that the advertisement billboards reflect light emission into the surrounding buildings, government installation and other organizations and ought, in the decision of the Nairobi City County Government, to be stopped.

“In view of the above the said orders obtained by misrepresentation of material facts contravene public policy and encumber the statutory powers of the Nairobi City County under the Physical Planning Act and are unfair in effect,” the lawyer added.

“The order granted to Alliance Media Kenya Ltd therefore aids it to benefit from a transaction tainted with an illegality,” lawyer Theuri argued.

“In view of the above the said orders obtained by misrepresentation of material facts contravene public policy and encumber the statutory powers of the Nairobi City County under the Physical Planning Act and are unfair in effect,” the lawyer added.

Alliance Media Kenya Ltd had claimed that it had signed a three year contract with KICC in which they were supposed to pay Sh1.35million quarterly rents.