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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
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.
It was sold to Kenyan investors in 1995. In 2004 the name was changed back to The Standard. It is the main rival to Kenya's largest newspaper, the Daily Nation. In 1989, at a time when Kenya was going into multi-party era, the Standard Group acquired the KTN Television Channel. It is the oldest newspaper published in Kenya.
The Daily Nation and the Sunday edition of the same newspaper, the Sunday Nation, celebrated their 50th anniversaries, branded by the Nation Media Group as 50 Golden Years, in 2010.  NMG owns a 76.5% stake in the Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3 KFM, a Kampala -based radio station in Uganda .
The Star is a daily newspaper based in Nairobi, Kenya.It was launched in July 2007 as the Nairobi Star and later rebranded as The Star in 2009.. The Star's circulation was around 15,000–20,000 in 2010 (against total Kenyan newspaper circulation in 2010 of around 320,000), compared to 5,000–8,000 in 2007.
In an article titled "The Big Bloody Burden of The Big Brother" published by the Daily Nation, one of the two mainstream Kenyan Newspapers, the writer, Ben Mutua Jonathan Muriithi wondered why "the Obama administration and others before it had turned a blind eye yet it was clear that Kenya had suffered as a Collateral damage".