KAA in court row with billboards company

Jonny Andersen
KAA managing director Jonny Andersen. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has denied allegations that it disobeyed court orders stopping the demolition of a billboard belonging to a local advertising firm, Backlite Company Ltd, which is seeking to have the CEO held in contempt of court.

Backlite Company Ltd, which is in a protracted battle with the KAA, says that the demolition of the billboard continued even after it served court orders stopping the destruction.

The firm is engaged in a vicious battle with KAA and Scanad Kenya Limited over the right to operate billboards at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

“There is nothing on record to show that we did any further demolition after the court order was served. Further the order was not served on the person whose committal is sought i.e Jonny Anderson,” says KAA in its response.

Backlite had last year obtained a court order stopping the demolition but the order was vacated on June 14, 2018 by court. Although the notice was posted, Backlite learnt of the development when the demolition began. It rushed to court and obtained fresh orders stopping the demolition.