Top Ten Digital News platforms in Kenya by traffic

Over the last few years, digital media has taken over the News and Advertising industry.  Make media houses all over the world has turned to digital news platforms besides the conventional TV broadcasting and print media.

Most of the millennials are environment conscious and minimalists. They prefer reading news from their devices other than buying a print newspaper and even watching Television to some.

With these changes, has been a rise to digital news websites with most of them being a business segment of the media and entertainment companies.

In Kenya, major media houses like Standard Group, Nation Media Group, Radio Africa and Citizen have all resorted to online news platforms to attract more readers and viewers.

Other than the news websites, the news channels broadcast live news coverage through social networks like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Below are some of the online news websites in Kenya based on the number of readers and daily traffic. Their news ranges from politics, entertainment, business, lifestyle, gossip, and sports.

List of the most visited online news websites in Kenya

Kenya Moja

Kenya Moja collects news from all the major channels and displays them in one platform. It is also on this website that you can watch live news coverage from a number of media houses.

Bilichi Kenya

If you want to know what is happening in Kenya on a daily basis in all aspects, then Bilichi Kenya is your best choice. The website features the latest news, breaking news, and business news. Besides news, Bilichi Kenya has information of the best of each industry in Kenya. From the website, you can get the Top ten restaurants in Kenya, Best golf courses, Top ten lawyers in Kenya, among others.

Citizen News

Citizen news is owned by Citizen Group which also owns Citizen TV and many other local radio stations.

Nation News

This news website is one of the best when it comes to breaking and trending news in Kenya. It is owned by Nation Media Group which also owns NTV, Nation newspaper, and Nation Radio.

Kenya Daily Post

This is one of the oldest online news websites in Kenya. The platform features mainly gossip and celebrity news and enjoys a huge readership.

Standard Media News

Standard Media is owned by the Standard group which also owns KTN, KTN News, and The Standard Newspaper.

Capital News

Capital News is a subsidiary platform of Capital FM. The online news channel displays political, entertainment, lifestyle, and business news.  They have a very informative business segment called by one of Kenya’s richest man (#AskKirubi).

Tuko News

Tuko News is the news websites with the highest traffic in Kenya. It was founded by Georgios Vlachou who is also the founder of Nigeria’s leading online news website naij.com

Business Daily Africa

This website is an online version of Business Daily Newspaper in Kenya which is also owned by Nation Media Group. It features business news in Kenya, Africa, and the World.

Other News Websites in Kenya include

  • Hapa Kenya
  • Mpasho News
  • Ghafla
  • SDE News
  • The Star
  • Nairobi Wire
  • Kenya Buzz
  • Kenya Today