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The Daily Nation was started in the year 1958 as a Swahili weekly called Taifa by the Englishman Charles Hayes. It was bought in 1959 by the Aga Khan, and became a daily newspaper, Taifa Leo (Swahili for "Nation Today"), in January 1960. An English language edition called Daily Nation was published on October 3, 1960, in a process organised by ...
Newspaper Publisher/parent company Website Nairobi: The Daily Nation: Nation Media Group: Nairobi: KSN: Kenya Satellite News Network Nairobi: The Standard: Standard Group Limited Nairobi: The EastAfrican: Nation Media Group: Nairobi: The Kenya Times  Nairobi: The Sub-Saharan Informer (pan-national) Nairobi: Taifa Leo: Nation Media Group
Taifa Leo is the only Swahili-language newspaper published from Kenya. It was founded in 1958. Taifa Leo means "Nation Today" in Swahili. Taifa Leo is published by the Nation Media Group. From 2012 to February 2018, its content was published on the Swahili website www.swahilihub.com. Under the leadership of renowned award winning editor ...
Kenya Times briefly overtook The Standard as the second most popular newspaper in Kenya (after Daily Nation), but its popularity waned after 1992's general elections, the first multi-party elections in Kenya since the abolition of one-party-system. Kenya Times stopped publication in early June 2010 due to financial problems. References
There are two independent national daily newspapers, the Daily Nation, The Standard, and two daily free newspapers, X News, and The People Daily. There are also two specialised daily papers, Business Daily and The Star, and one weekly paper, The East African, which is published in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Kampala.
The Standard is one of the largest newspapers in Kenya with a 48% market share. It is the oldest newspaper in the country and is owned by The Standard Group, which also runs the Kenya Television Network (KTN), Radio Maisha, The Nairobian (a weekly tabloid), KTN News and Standard Digital which is its online platform.
At the time it's only two products were the Daily Nation and Taifa Leo (a Kenyan Kiswahili newspaper, meaning Nation Today). In line with ongoing regional integration efforts, the NMG launched The East African in 1994, the most successful cross-border newspaper in East Africa, hitting the news-stands of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and now Rwanda.