Safaricom to offer online Kenyan Newspapers at Ksh 20

Safaricom CEO, Peter Ndegwa
Safaricom PLC CEO Peter Ndegwa 

Safaricom announced today that it will enable Kenyans read online newspapers from the major media house at a cost of ksh 20 per issue.

In partnership with the media houses, Safaricom will provide the newspapers online and will be accessible to smartphone users.

Currently, the newspapers available under this programme include; The standard,  Saturday Standard, Sunday Standard, The Nairobian, Daily Nation Saturday Nation, Sunday Nation and Business Daily

To access the newspapers, you can dial *550# from your smartphone or visit and select Newspapers and see the available issues. You can then buy and read the paper you like.

The ksh 20 will be deducted direct from your airtime. Your data bundles will not be consumed while reading the newspaper and it will be available for 7 days.
“We are pleased to be part of this initiative, which is a demonstration of our commitment to fuse journalistic creativity with digital innovation in a collaborative venture that we hope will bring value to our esteemed readers and give customers easy access to our newspapers during the pandemic period,” said Orlando Lyomu, CEO, The Standard Group.
“Nation Media Group remains at the forefront of innovation and continues to explore different solutions to keep its readers informed and up to date as news breaks. Our partnership with Safaricom to provide our award-winning publications at very affordable rates to customers wherever they are demonstrates this commitment,” said Stephen Gitagama, CEO, Nation Media Group.
“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 media houses to digitise the newspaper channel and make them available on the mobile phone,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

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