Nation and Standard launch drive to keep vendors, readers safe

Newspaper vendors Jinalins Mutero and George Angila are pictured with Nation Media Group's Head of Circulation and Distribution George Kihuria and Standard Group's Nairobi Regional Circulation Manager Antony Mutunga during the launch of a joint campaign against the coronavirus, April 11, 2020. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The media houses launched mass distribution of face masks, hand sanitisers and gloves to the vendors in Western Kenya to cushion them against the novel coronavirus.
  • Standard Group's General Manager for Sales and Distribution Mr Moses Ocholla and NMG's Commercial Manager (Circulation) for Western region Mr Dismus Makanda oversaw the launch in Kisumu on Saturday.

The two leading media houses in the region - Nation Media Group (NMG) and Standard Group (SG) – have partnered to enhance safety of their newspaper vendors and customers across the country in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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