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Standard Group Limited is Kenyan multimedia company listed in the Nairobi Stock Exchange. The company started in 1902, in Mombasa by Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee, an Indian contractor who was working on the Kenya-Uganda Railway line.He decided to fill the information void in East and Central Africa. With the help W.H. Tiller, a British journalist to start a printing press that set out to be the first newspaper in the region and on 15th November 1902, the first African Standard newspaper, although a single piece of paper printed in black and white, was produced. In 1905, the Standard covered the first ever major international personality to visit Kenya — Queen Victoria’s son; the Duke of Connaught. The media house publishes The Standard, The County Weekly. It also runs a division responsible for the distribution of international magazines and periodicals such as; Harvard Business Review, Opera, Mens Health, Readers Digest UK ,US, National Geographic, Cosmopolitan US and Cosmopolitan UK, Vogue, VQ, Homes and Gardens, operating under the trade name publishers distribution Services (PDS). In 1997, the Standard Newspapers Group Ltd acquired the Kenya Television Network KTN. becoming the first media house to incorporate both print and electronic media. KTN became the first privately-owned and independent television station in the country. In October 1999, the Standard Group went online. It also owns a radio station Radio Maisha.broadcast in the Swahili language. It's offices are in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya.
Mission and Vision
"We will inform, entertain and educate our customers by reporting, publishing and broadcasting relevant and timely content through our talented and professional staff."
"To be the leader in the media industry, delivering world-class products and services to our customers."
- "Listed Companies — Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)". nse.co.ke. 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.