Using the concrete street lighting KPLC poles without permission for advertising or posters might land you in prison or make you suffer a penalty of up to Ksh 1 million, KPLC has warned.
In a notice to marketing and advertising agencies, Kenya Power clearly indicates that placement of advertising and marketing materials on the electric poles without consent shall attract a penalty as it is contrary to the Energy Act 2006 section 64.
According to the notice, individuals found to have violated this Act are likely to face a one year jail term, Ksh 1million penalty or both.
"Where our structures are damaged it may amount to vandalism with penalty of minimum 10 years imprisonment and or a fine of Ksh 5 million, " said the notice.
KPLC last week released a notice giving members of the public and publicity agencies an ultimatum of two weeks to remove advertising materials from concrete street lighting poles.
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They have warned that failure to heed the directive will lead to forceful removal of such materials at the cost of concerned companies.
Herbalists and medicine men popularly know as 'mganga mashuhuri' are known to be frequent advertisers on this electric poles in most settlement areas lit by the power supplier.