Difficult times for the media
These times and the subsequent two decades were a difficult period for the media industry.
Many were the times government officials and political bigwigs put editors under pressure and it took both courage and wit to navigate the numerous interests but The Standard managed to stand for public interest.
One of the lowest moments for the country was the death of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on August 22, 1978. A cloud of uncertainty engulfed the country, as it was the first time State power would change hands in a political transition.