Woman demands Sh5 million from Kenya Airways

Ms. Njogu has sued national airline Kenya Airways after it emerged that..

A woman is demanding Sh5 million from Kenya Airways over the continued use of her photos to advertise the national carrier.

Purity Njogu, has sued KQ and advertising agency, Scangroup in what she claims as refusal of the two parties to compensate her in spite of her pointing out the rights infringement.

She also argues that she did not surrender her constitutional right to privacy in perpetuity when she signed the now expired advertising contract.

“My images and pictures have repeatedly been used and continue being used against my wish for their economic gain in violation of my right to privacy as per the law,” said Ms. Njogu.

Ms. Njogu’s advertisement agreement, signed in 2007, would see her serve as KQ’s model in a promotion campaign, locally as well as internationally.

However, the agency declined her request for renewal after expiry; insisting that her image was no longer in use.

She was later informed that the agreement signed would allow her images to be used indefinitely; adding that the agency was not obligated pay her any renewal fees and her advert was used only for two years.

But as at February 2012, Ms Njogu claimed that her images were still being used in the KQ cafeteria, computer screen savers as well as email signatures without her consent.

The airline refuted claims of contracting her and declined to provide a model release form, which she had requested to be furnished with.

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