Nairobi judge bars billboards on road reserves
Posted Thursday, June 28 2012 at 21:51
A Nairobi judge has stopped the erection of more billboards on road reserves, pending the determination of a case lodged by eight outdoor advertising firms.
Constitutional and Human Rights judge Mumbi Ngugi ruled that no other advertisements should be put up on the existing gantries or sign posts that have been erected along Mombasa Road until the dispute is heard and concluded.
The eight outdoor advertising firms through lawyer Kamau Karori moved to court after some of their rivals were allegedly allowed to erect gantries and place advertisements on them in disregard of a bidding agreement between the advertising companies and the City Council of Nairobi.
The 2010 agreement barred the companies from placing advertisements on road reserves but it allowed them to place billboards on private lands and buildings after the approval by City Hall.
The petitioners are: Look Media Ltd, Standard Group Ltd, Widereach Ltd, Supreme Outdoor, Live Ad Ltd, Kremm Investment, Consumer Link Communications and Adsite Ltd.