Safaricom Customers Can Now Read Digital Newspapers for KES 20


You can now read the digital version of newspapers in a convenient and welcome manner thanks to a new partnership between Safaricom and some media houses.

The newspapers will cost you a promotional KES 20 (for the next two weeks) and will be consumed on your smartphone.

Customers will pay for the service using their airtime.

After purchasing the digital newspaper, you will not be charged for any data services related to downloading and reading the copy.

Even better is that you can access the service easily because no one will ask you to sign up for anything. You will also not be asked to download any app to read the newspaper.

“The initiative is part of Safaricom’s contribution in the fight against COVID-19 by empowering customers to conveniently access the newspapers even as they limit their movement. It is also a further commitment to the company’s goal of enabling more businesses to harness the power of the internet to meet the needs of their customers,” says Safaricom.

“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 digitize the newspaper channel and make them available on the mobile phone,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.

How To

You can access the service by visiting, then select the Discover option.

Afterward, click Newspapers.

After that, you will see all newspapers available for purchase.

If that is too long, worry not because you can dial *550# to access the same service.

You have a week to go through the newspaper. But how can you see them?

Good question.

You will have to access the site as advised, and you will see them under the ‘My Newspaper’ tab.

Newspapers available

Customers will have access to Daily Nation, Saturday Nation, Sunday Nation and The Business Daily.

Also available are The Standard, Saturday Standard, Sunday Standard, and The Nairobian.