Thursday, August 08, 2019 - Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, has sued a Kenyan firm for using his image against his will.
Wanyama, who plies his trade with Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur, has sued Menengai Oil Refineries Limited for using his image in a tweet on June 21, the day the Africa Cup of Nations kicked off in Egypt.
In the tweet, the firm purported to wish the Kenya national team Harambee Stars well in the continental tournament but Wanyama believes that Menegai Group meant to promote the company’s business and not to show support to team Kenya as purported.
Consequently, Wanyama feels the use of his image in the tweet without his consent has infringed on his personality and image rights.
“If the message was meant for the whole team, a photo comprising the entire team could have been used,” the footballer argues in his complaint.
Wanyama wants the court to declare that Menengai violated his image and personality rights.
He also wants the court to declare that the image published by Menengai Group constitutes a marketing advertisement.
Additionally, the Harambee Stars Captain wants the court to pronounce that he is entitled to damages from the respondent as a result of violation of his image.
Check out the tweet below and reaction from Kenyans.
The Kenyan DAILY POST