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KICC stopped from pulling down adverts

The High Court has stopped Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) from removing advertising signs owned by Alliance Media .

Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya gave the orders following a petition by the advertising firm, which has accused KICC management of threatening to pull down their large advertising billboards at the neck of the KICC tower block.

The company argued that the intended eviction would contravene a 2012 contract which allowed them to run the adverts for three years.

Threat to stability

KICC had allowed them to erect a helipad sign on the building and they had never defaulted in payment of the rent, according to the company’s business development manager John Wambua Muswa.

“We have been making payments of Sh1,350,000 as quarterly rents as agreed in the contract . We were surprised when they informed us that our signs posed a threat to stability of the building,” said Mr Muswa.

He accused KICC employees of switching off power when his company was carrying out a test on their new LED advertising.

The hearing will begin on November 28.