Daily Nation

The Daily Nation is the highest circulation Kenyan independent newspaper with 170,000 copies.[1][2][3]

Daily Nation
Daily Nation logo.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Nation Media Group
Founder(s)Charles Hayes
Founded1958 as Taifa
HeadquartersNairobi, Kenya
Sister newspapersTaifa Leo


Nation Center, headquarters of the Nation Media Group who publish the Daily Nation.

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 3 October 1960, in a process organised by former editor of the British News Chronicle, Michael Curtis.[4] The publisher was East African Newspapers (Nation Series) Ltd, which later became the Nation Media Group with operations throughout the African Great Lakes region.[citation needed]

The newspaper is published by Nation Media Group from its headquarters at Nation Centre, on Kimathi Street in Nairobi. It also maintains a website, which hosts online editions of the daily and Sunday titles. Access is free and the site's daily hit rate is more than three million.[citation needed] A 55-minute colour documentary film about the paper was released in 2000, directed by Hillie Molenaar and Joop van Wijk.[citation needed]

Market shareEdit

The Daily Nation and its Sunday edition paper Sunday Nation had a market share of 53% in 2011.[5][6] Their market share was 74% in 2013.[7] Their main competitor is The Standard, published by the Standard Group.[3], The Star published by the Radio Africa Group and People Daily published by MediaMax Limited.

Affiliated newspapersEdit


  • DN2
  • Sports magazine
  • Saturday magazine
  • Smart Company
  • Living
  • Money
  • Lifestyle
  • Buzz
  • Zuqka
  • Seeds of Gold
  • Farmers Choice


  1. ^ Wachira, Charles (1 July 2014). "Kenyan Media Company Linked to Kenyatta Offers Free Daily Paper". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  2. ^ Rhodes, Tom (2013). "Advertising and Censorship In East Africa's Press". Center for Public Justice (Washington, DC). Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b KAC, . (13 June 2011). "Daily Nation (Kenya) Newspaper". ©2007-2014 Kenya-Advisor.com (KAC). Retrieved 21 November 2014.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)[unreliable source?]
  4. ^ "Daily Nation - Breaking News, Kenya, Africa, Politics, Business, Sports". Bizna Kenya. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  5. ^ Editorial Staff (10 June 2013). "Daily Nation Newspaper and facts about Nation Media Group". BuzzKenya. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  6. ^ Ngoge, Tinega Geoffrey. h srjmyjgfgfhfghzgjfjaZ Yfzrxu yt6 (2014). A Comparative Study of Print and Online Media Content in Kenya: A Case of ‘Daily Nation’ Newspaper (M.A.). University of Nairobi.
  7. ^ Editorial Staff (10 June 2013). "Daily Nation Newspaper and facts about Nation Media Group". BuzzKenya. Retrieved 18 May 2016.

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