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Musician sues on denial of Skiza revenue details

A musician (Philip Njoroge Kimani) has sued both Safaricom and a marketing firm (Liberty Africa Technologies Ltd) for denying him information on the actual revenue collected on using his lyrical works as Skiza tune.

The two firms consistently pay Mr. Kimani his monies but in addition to that, the musician wants access to records on the revenue collected in using his copyrighted work as ringtone and call back tunes.

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He argues that this is already a sign to show he is not being paid the correct amount of money he should be receiving.

“The sued parties have failed, refused or neglected to reveal the Skiza tunes revenue statements despite numerous requests to do so in outright violation of the constitutional right to information,” his lawyer, Kimani Wachira, said

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Skiza tune which is a platform owed by Safaricom started in 2008 while the marketing firm in questione handles content right license by the musicians allowing their songs to be used in Skiza tunes platform.

Mr. Kimani wants the court to declare that the two firms violated his right to access information, then his second prayer is to be paid unspecified compensation fee for violation of his right of access to information

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