This article showcases our top picks for the best Kenya based News companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of News solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Kenya News Companies
Equity Group Holdings
Equity Bank Kenya is a financial services provider headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It is licensed as a commercial bank by the central bank of Kenya, the central bank, and national banking regulator.
Equity Bank Kenya Limited was incorporated in 2014 as a result of the corporate restructure of Equity Group Holdings Limited.. .
At Hivisasa, we believe that societies function best when information flows freely among people. This is why we’ve created Africa’s first crowdsourced news site.
Our innovative platform allows you not just to discover untold stories but also to write your own. Born five years ago, Hivisasa now reaches over two million Kenyan readers a month, whose engagement helps support 1,500+ pioneering local writers.
And we are just getting started. As a Kenyan company, community is at the heart of everything we do.
We are committed to fostering understanding, championing accountability and supporting collective action through local news. All Hivisasa editors are local and proud to collaborate with writers from all walks of life to bring you the news you need to stay ahead..
Nation Media Group
The Nation Media Group (NMG) founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959 has become the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa. It has been quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since the early 1970s.
As the leading multi-media house in the East African region, it has print as well as electronic media and the Internet which attracts a regular readership quite unparalleled in the region. On the financial front, the Group’s performance over the years has been outstanding even in the leaner economic periods in the country and shows continuous growth and profits for the company as well as the shareholders..
Techmoran is an African media for tech entrepreneurs providing an insightful coverage of Africa’s technology innovations through its Techmoran tours. It is profiling technology entrepreneurship in Africa through its city to city and campus to campus tours, showcasing tech entrepreneurs across the continent to purposely promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
Techmoran offers coverage for up and coming entrepreneurs to help them learn, share, and create local solutions on the continent. Techmoran was launched in 2012 and is based in Africa..
The Able Wireless Company
Able Wireless is an on-demand Wireless Streaming Service Provider in Kenya. They provide caching equipment which sits locally at the edge of the network and reduces the distance of travel for content, reduces operator capex and opex by 83% and creates true real infrastructure on the ground that is local and available.
Part of the infrastructure is a household set-top box that is made from a modified Raspberry Pi which allows us to deliver on a proven and tested platform. The device also further creates a Wireless Hotspot which can deliver access for 2 devices in the home.
With the cost reductions in infrastructure, and with 24 month commitment from our customers, we are able to deliver service at approximately US$6 per customer.. .
We are Kisumu’s #1 platform to find great places to stay, eat, drink, shop, visit and on what to do, through expert recommendations. Our focus areas are tourism, travel, hospitality, food, fashion, arts & music, news and events related products/offerings to the Kisumu Community and the global audience.
We also bring small businesses, products and services online to the general community, giving businesses an active online presence and reach for business growth, development and traction. We connect businesses and the people to great local content, events, entertainment, news and opportunities in Kisumu County.
Amazing Kisumu provides you with the complete portfolio for your company and builds traffic so that your market is created at a click. We help your company build a network for your label/brand for merchandising your products and services within the reach and outside the location of the label brand..
Africa Assets was founded in 2011 by Rachel Keeler and Andrea Bohnstedt, in recognition of the rapidly growing demand for reliable information on private equity and venture capital in sub-Saharan Africa. The africa-assets.com website provides news, analysis, commentary and data on Africa’s PE/VC industry.
It also serves as a platform to facilitate communication and collaboration amongst industry players.. .
Businesstoday.co.ke is the leading online business news and information portal in Kenya owned by Media One International. It is updated daily with news as well as various other sections.
Target readership includes managers, business people, professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, students as well as all general readers.. .
Bigwig PC is a custom computer manufacturer and hardware retailer located in Nairobi, Kenya that specialises in a wide range of computer-gaming related hardware. We design the best customized and preconfigured computer systems at any budget. Our systems are a cornerstone of PC enthusiasts. We also offer consultation on matters technology and publish tech articles on our website. Bigwig PC is powered by AMD, Intel, Nvidia, Asus, MSI, Corsair, EVGA, Gigabyte, and Samsung among many other major brands.
Angaza Boma is a solar technology company based in Kenya ,which brings solar powered TV systems to Kenya rural households without access to news,information,solar lighting and phone charging .Our Tv system enables customers to get real-time access to information ,access to clean solar lighting using the 2 solar bulbs that come with our system, enabling them unlimited access to communication by enabling them re-charge their mobile phones from the comfort of their house anytime,24 hours,thus displacing kerosene, petrol and diesel, improving indoor air quality and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Our mission is to contribute to green energy revolution in Kenya and the rest of East Africa by bringing to communities modern, clean energy solutions for home based lighting incorporating new technologies that improves peoples’ standards of living, health, better the environment and eliminate energy poverty burden.
At Angaza Bima,we are combating energy- poverty and climate change challenges. We are providing access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of the rural off grid Kenya and building a movement to eradicate the kerosene lamp in Kenya.
Without electricity families have no clean source of light, leaving millions to rely on expensive, unhealthy alternatives . Many use homemade kerosene lamps which are a poor source of light; they emit toxic black smoke, eat up to 15% of a family’s income and are are extremely hazardous.
Our high quality 19 inch LED Digital solar powered Television system provides off-grid rural Tv lovers with unlimited entertainment as well access to news and education.Our mission is to contribute to green energy revolution in Kenya by bringing to communities modern, clean energy solutions for home based lighting incorporating new technologies that improves peoples’ standards of living, health, better the environment and eliminate energy poverty burden. ABOUT THE FOUNDER.
Kennedy Lamwenya is the founder/CEO at Angaza Boma,a company I started early 2015. Am a social entrepreneur with over 9 years combined experience in sales and marketing where i have spent 6 years in building rural distribution structures for social enterprises ,water ,health solutions and energy efficient technologies in East Africa.
My greatest desire is to combine social entrepreneurship to fight energy poverty levels as well as increase health access among peri-urban and rural communities in East Africa. Additionally, am a highly skilled strategic planning,execution and sales and marketing professional with proven experience in building professional relationships, developing successive sales strategies, developing and implementing new strategies and procedures ,am confident that my in-depth experience will enable me achieve the set targets.
Kachwanya.com is a blogsite dedicated to Tech gadget reviews, Business IT news updates, Social Media management, and Startup discussions in Kenya and Africa. They analyse, discuss, review and provide opinions on daily IT and Business activities that are of interest to their readers as they keep a close watch on app developers and innovation trends.
They also talk about the Mobile World and the Internet evolution in Africa.. .
Mail & Guardian Africa
Mail & Guardian Africa is a digital Pan-African news publication that publishes news, analysis, and opinion pieces about the continent. It provides insights on various aspects of Africa, including politics, business, arts and culture, education, science and technology, and health.
Mail & Guardian Africa was launched on May 8, 2014, and its operations are headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It is published by M&G Media, South Africa..
CIO East Africa
CIO East Africa is an authoritative IT magazine that serves the CIO community in East Africa. The publication highlights ICT investment opportunities, innovation, intellectual property, and trends of the converging technologies.
CIO East Africa has launched two platforms, the CIO Executive Breakfast Series, The Year Ahead and the CIO 100 Awards and Symposium. CIO100 Awards and Symposium is a competition that awards excellence in the execution of IT projects and recognizes the organizations and the people behind those projects.
The two products provide for an interactive platform where the sector leaders from both the supply and demand side can meet and interact. CIO East Africa is published by Kommunication Ultimate Limited (KUL) in conjunction with the [International Data Group (IDG)](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/international-data-group)..
The EastAfrican carries a selection of stories from the newspaper Business Daily, published out of Nairobi by the Nation Media Group. Typically, the website publishes some 20 stories a day, representing around one third of the newspaper’s content.
For details of the much fuller range of business and feature coverage available in the newspaper, please see the website section: In the Newspaper. The sub-section of stories published on the website are chosen to satisfy specialist audiences residing primarily outside the region, but with a business interest in East Africa.
The site will be launching a series of free e-newsletters for these audiences in coming weeks.. .
TechExquisite is a technology news aggregator and curation website that covers all things tech from the top tech blogs and websites across the whole world. The main goal of TechExquisite is to be a one-stop tech news source for tech enthusiasts, users, companies and readers from across the world.
TechExquisite uses and runs on Paper.li platform, that is a content curation service that enables people to publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news daily. TechExquisite orders the tech news articles on an hourly basis from reading the feed of these tech websites, aggregating and curating the content thus providing a link back to the main site through an updated content delivery system..
Newsfromafrica is an independent online news agency that publishes news and feature stories written from an African perspective. It is an initiative of the Koinonia Community, a non-profit humanitarian organization that works among marginalized groups in Kenya, Zambia, and Sudan.
It publishes regular news, features, press reviews, and editorials. All the articles published in Newsfromafrica are written from the perspective of the African grassroots people in their struggle for freedom, dignity and justice.
Initially known as Africanews, the agency first went to press on 15 April 1996 as Africa’s very first electronic news bulletin. Its current domain name was launched in October 2003 and its operations are based in Nairobi, Kenya..
Live 99 Years
Live 99 Years is interested in helping people take charge of their own health and well-being. Our mission is to ensure that people, who want live healthier and stronger have an authoritative site website to turn to and find all the information they require in a quick and easy manner.
Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of our readers across the world by providing them with useful and easy to understand content. The content we offer is a pleasure to read, a breeze to go through, and easy to implement in your actual daily routine.
We want to help you live a longer, happier life with as few health problems as possible.. .
Black Magazine Art-atainment
Black Magazine Art-atainment was founded by Brian Wendo and Naomi Konchela. Black Magazine is a digital magazine that features trending news, local & international news, entertainment, lifestyle, technology, literature, and arts.
Our magazine offers advertising space to small and medium enterprises at a cheaper rate compared to our competitors. We also offer artists and creatives a directory where they can showcase their products and designs at no charge.
We also provide web services such as social media management, search engine optimization, website design, graphic design, photography, video production and content development.. .
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