Nairobi County billboards scandal
The County of Nairobi loses at least 15 million shillings every month from outdoor advertising companies.
It has emerged that 85 percent of outdoor advertising companies in Nairobi County have failed to comply to the county laws.
Nairobi County Lands and Urban Planning Executive Charles Kerich said that only about 15 per cent of the advertising companies have complied with the Nairobi City County Outdoor Advertising Act, 2018.
Speaking during the operation to pull down illegally erected billboards within the city, Mr. Kerich said that the advertising company will now have to follow the full process of the law before erecting billboards.
“No one shall erect any advertising structure within the county without first seeking and being granted approval by the county government.” He said.
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According to Mr. kerich outdoor advertisers owe City Hall in excess of Sh227 million from October 2018 to February 2019. The county is running a one month operation to bring down illegal advertisements in the city.