Newspapers are still popular among Kenyans. With the advancement in technology and a need to capture a more tech-savvy audience, most popular newspapers have made their papers available online. Here’s my list of the 7 most popular newspapers in 2022.
The Daily Nation is the most influential and highest daily circulating newspaper in Kenya. It’s managed by the Nation Media Group. The newspaper is also available in Tanzania and other East African countries. It conveys news from the political scene, corporate circles, social life, sports, and entertainment.
This is the second most popular newspaper in Kenya and is produced by the Standard Group. It’s one of the oldest newspapers in Kenya, dating back to 1902. It focuses on politics, business, entertainment, and sports. The newspaper has a Pulse Magazine that comes with the paper on Friday. Pulse Magazine is an entertainment magazine that appeals to the youth.
The Star is fairly popular and is owned by the Radio Africa Group. It started as an online paper and had a strong online readership before moving to print media. Its main contents include business in Kenya, finance stories, and local and international news.
Taifa Leo is a Kiswahili publication and a sister paper to the Daily Nation. It’s also owned by the Nation Media Group. It has a rich history and was founded back in 1958. Taifa Leo is the most popular Kiswahili newspaper and is adored by a particular audience that loves Kiswahilin and those who can’t read English.
This paper is also a publication of the Nation Media Group. Its main contents include coverage and analysis of business news from Kenya and beyond, making it a favorite for investors.
The People Daily is fairly popular and is owned by the Mediamax Network. In a marketing ploy to gain readers, the newspaper was being given for free. It didn’t achieve the desired effect bus some people were swayed toward it. Its content includes politics, economics, business, and lifestyle mainly from Kenya and outside the country.
The paper is an affiliate of the Standard Group with a focus on news around East Africa. It’s a weekly publication and is sold in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. The newspaper’s contents include stories and in-depth analysis of politics, sports, and business within the 4 countries.
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