This essay focuses on the East African Standard.. At the time the newspaper declare strongly colonialist viewpoints. The British-base Lonrho Group bought the newspaper in 1963, only a few months before Kenya’s independence.
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The newspaper was establish as the African Standard in 1902 as a weekly by Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee. An immigrant businessman from British India. In 1905 Jeevanjee sold the paper to Maia Anderson and Rudolf Franz Mayer, who change the name to the East African Standard. It became a daily paper and move its headquarters from Mombasa to Nairobi in 1910. At the time the newspaper declared strongly colonialist viewpoints. The British-based Lonrho Group bought the newspaper in 1963, only a few months before Kenya’s independence. The paper change its name to The Standard in 1977 but the name East African Standard was revived later.
In 2004 the name was change 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 news paperEast African Standard publish in Kenya. The top editors at the Standard Group include Kipkoech Tanui (The Standard, Daily Editions. And John Bundotich (Weekend Editions) with Charles Otieno editing The Nairobian. The head of Radio Maisha is Tom Japanni, KTN Managing Editor is Ellen Wanjiru. While Standard Digital Managing Editor is Carole Kimutai
The Standard ran a story East African Standard claiming that president Mwai Kibaki and senior opposition figure Kalonzo Musyoka had been holding secret meetings. At 1:00 am local time (2200 UTC), on 2 March, masked gunmen carrying. AK-47s raid the editorial office of The Standard, and of its television station KTN.
At KTN, they shut down its flow of electricity, putting the station off the air. Initially, the Kenyan East African Standard information minister claime no knowledge of the raid. But has since reveal that Kenyan police were responsible. And state that the incident was to safeguard state security. “If you rattle a snake you must be prepare to be bitten by it,” John Michuki said. Three journalists at The Standard, arrest after the critical story was print, were release on 2 March on bail of 50,000 Kenyan shillings (US$692).
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