City Hall issues tough advertising rules

Nation | March 05, 2019

City Hall has brought down illegally erected billboards and outdoor advertising structures in Nairobi. The county has lost at least Sh15 million every month from unapproved billboards.The county has over 200, 000 signage and another 1, 000 large format advertisements which nets City Hall a Sh700 million annually instead of over Sh2 billion.The exercise, which is set to continue for the next six weeks, saw a number of billboards erected without the county government’s approval along Waiyaki Way flattened.Nairobi County Lands and Urban Planning executive Charles Kerich said that only 15 per cent of the 48 major outdoor advertising companies were complaint with the Nairobi City County Outdoor Advertising Act, 2018.

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