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Who We Are

The Standard Group Plc is a multi-media organization with investments in media platforms spanning newspaper print operations, television, radio broadcasting, digital and online services, as well as outdoor advertising. The Standard Group is recognized as a leading multi-media house in Kenya with a key influence in matters of national and international interest. Our various media platforms include: The Standard newspaper, KTN, KTN News, Radio Maisha, The Nairobian weekly newspaper, Think Outdoor (billboard advertising) and Standard Digital.


Our Brands

The Standard Newspaper

The paper is Kenya’s second-largest national newspaper and the flagship product of the Standard Group. Its reach cuts across all market segments, with clear leadership in some niche segments, such as the youth, and some key markets, including Nyanza, Coast, Western and Rift Valley. The newspaper has loyal readership among a cross-section of the Kenyan population, with niche products especially popular among Kenya’s youthful population. 

The Standard is also a leader in innovative advertising - through unique advert designs and executions, as well as high quality printing - which give unrivalled value to clients.

The Standard is a strong brand, recognized across the East African region, having been established in 1902. Three titles are published under this brand – The Standard (Daily) and the weekend editions - The Standard on Saturday and The Standard on Sunday. The three editions carry unique magazines for each day of the week which are recognized as market leaders in their segments. They include Crazy Monday, Financial Standard, Hustle, Hashtag Education Matters, Home & Away, Pulse, Eve, Smart Harvest and Sunday.


Kenya Television Network (KTN)

Established in 1990 as Kenya’s first private, independent TV station, KTN has a strong reputation for bold, objective and authoritative news reporting, as well as entertainment for the whole family. KTN, which is a household name in Kenya, has been rated as the No. 2 TV station in the country. Now popularly known as KTN Home, this iconic channel, with its slogan – “Welcome Home” – continues to offer heart-warming programs that have made it a darling of viewers.


KTN News

This is a 24 hour news channel – the only one providing round the clock local and East African news in Kenya today. Launched in July 2015, KTN News has quickly established itself as the channel of choice for breaking news, live coverage and non-stop current affairs programs from Kenya, across Africa and the world. A year into its launch – in July 2016 – it was rated the No. 3 station in Kenya.


Bamba TV

The Standard Group, through a partnership signed with Radio Africa Limited in 2016, co-owns the Bamba TV platform, operated via Lancia Digital Broadcasting. Through Bamba TV and Bamba Set-Top Boxes, KTN is now offering viewers and advertisers across Kenya and East Africa a multiplicity of competitive international and local channels. 

The diverse programming made possible via the Bamba TV platform has ensured that KTN Home and KTN NEWS remain the preferred channels for news and entertainment, not only in Kenya, but across East Africa.


Radio Maisha

Established in 2010 as a Kiswahili station with a focus on news, entertainment and current affairs, Radio Maisha is today rated as the No. 2 radio station in Kenya. Its pool of talented radio personalities has established Radio Maisha as the home of rhumba, hilarious local drama and all-round news that have made it the preferred station for millions of people across Kenya.


The Nairobian

Launched in 2013, The Nairobian has grown to be one of Kenya’s leading newspapers. The weekly has grown rapidly, expanding its circulation from its Nairobi domain to major towns across Kenya and some cities in East Africa. 

The paper’s unique content, focusing on the lifestyles of the high and mighty as well as on the ordinary folk, has quickly won it an increasing number of loyal readers.


Standard Digital

This is a leading online publisher in Kenya with over 16 million views on the main site ( www.standardmedia.co.ke) and over 5 million views on the entertainment site (www.sde.co.ke) per month. The online platform consists of repurposed editorial content targeting local and diaspora users. Standard Digital is one of the top four news sites in Kenya. 

In October 2016, SDE Entertainment was voted the best entertainment and lifestyle website in Africa during the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Africa Digital Media Awards in South Africa. 


Think Outdoor

This is a leading outdoor advertising business with a national footprint. Think Outdoor has billboards in strategic sites in major towns across Kenya, including Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Meru, Nyeri and Eldoret – making the Standard Group the only media house in Kenya that provides a 360 degrees advertising solution to clients. 

PURPOSE

To inspire lives through media and entertainment

VISION

Voice of society

MISSION

Disseminate media content that provides a voice to society

OUR CORE VALUES

  • Achievement
  • Agility
  • Courage
  • Excellence
  • Innovation

Board Of Directors

Robin Sewell
Mr. Robin Sewell

Chairman

ORLANDO LYOMU
MR. Orlando Lyomu

Acting Group Chief Executive Officer

Dr James Boyd Mcfie
Dr James Boyd Mcfie

Non Executive Director

Ms. Zehrabanu Janmohamed
Ms. Zehrabanu Janmohamed

Non Executive Director

Shaun Zambuni
SHAUN ZAMBUNI

Non Executive Director

MR. SAMUEL LERIONKA TIAMPATI
MR. SAMUEL LERIONKA TIAMPATI

Non Executive Director

Francis Munywoki
MR. FRANCIS MUNYWOKI

Managing Director, Print Operations

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Joseph Odindo
Joseph Odindo

Group Editorial Director

Joe Munene
Joe Munene

Managing Director Broadcasting

Irene Kimani
Irene Kimani

Commercial Director

Millicent Ngetich
Millicent Ngetich

Head of Legal

Nicholas Siwatom
Nicholas Siwatom

Head of HR

Robert Toroitich
Robert Toroitich

General Manager, Standard Digital

Charles Kimathi
Charles Kimathi

Head of Corporate Affairs

Austine Okoth
Austine Okoth

Head of Finance

Doreen Mbaya
Doreen Mbaya

Head of Marketing

Kenneth Muoki
Kenneth Muoki

Head of Audit

Kizito Namulanda
Kizito Namulanda

Head of Outdoor

Editorial Management

Kipkoech Tanui

Deputy Editorial Director/Managing Editor Daily

John Bundotich

Managing Editor, Magazines

Caroline Kimutai

Managing Editor, Standard Digital

Joe Ageyo

Managing Editor, KTN

Mr. Charles Otieno

Managing Editor, The Nairobian