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How to use your Sh20 airtime to access Kenyan newspapers online

By Fay Ngina | June 2nd 2020

With the world battling a pandemic that has killed over 350,000 people, access to information on COVID-19 is vital. Since social distancing is one of the ways to curb the spread of this disease, purchasing a hard copy newspaper has become difficult.

However, Kenyans can now purchase several newspapers online using Sh20 of their airtime. This is after Safaricom partnered with the Standard Group Plc and Nation Media Group to enable smartphone users to access a digital copy at Sh20bob per issue.

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa says the move is made to empower Kenyans countrywide by enabling them to access information at their fingertips.

“The world is quickly evolving to be digitally-led, and we see our customers increasingly seeking ways in which they can achieve their goals by tapping into the convenience of their smartphone. We are glad to partner with Standard Group and Nation media to enable Kenyans access information at their fingertips,” said the Safaricom CEO.

The telecommunication company says the Sh20 will be deducted from the user’s airtime to enable them to access the digital newspapers for seven days.

Safaricom adds that the Sh20 per issue will include data usage, meaning that one’s data bundles will not be consumed when going through the copy.

To access the service, Kenyans can visit Safaricom.com and select the ‘Discover’ option followed by ‘Newspapers.’ Customers can also purchase the newspapers by dialing *544#.

To access the Standard newspaper, simply dial *550*2#, the Nairobian can be accessed through *550*6#.

Once you’ve made the purchase, customers will be able to access the Standard Group newspapers, including The Standard, Saturday Standard, Sunday Standard, The Nairobian and other Nation Media Group newspapers.


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