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After Guzzling NMG’s Millions, Business Daily Got Off To a False Start

On 13th March 2007, Business Daily was launched. On its first day on the newsstands, despite heavy promotion, it sold just 300 copies. “People didn’t want to look me in the face,” says Wachira, who was managing editor and face of the new paper.

Boardroom Wars And Mind Games That Paved The Way For Business Daily

he journalism side was led by Nick Wachira, who was now associate editor in charge of business reporting a NMG, while Cyrille Nabutola provided the management soundboard.

How NMG Stole ‘Business Daily’ Idea From South African Investors

The newspaper, a publication of Nation Media Group, was launched in March 2007 and has over the years created a niche in the Kenyan economy with its signature salmon pink colour adopted from the UK-based Financial Times.

NMG, Hit By Exit Of Newspaper Journalists, Promotes Some Editors

In the new changes, which come just a day after Business Today reported a massive exit of journalists from Business Daily, a number of editors have been promoted. According to an internal memo by Editorial Director Mutuma Mathiu, the changes, which take effect today 1st November, seek to “re-invigorate print products, support digital transformation and fill existing vacancies.”

Back-To-Back Resignations Signal Trouble At Business Daily

The newspaper, which publishes Monday-Friday, has lately suffered a hemorrhage of reporters in a pattern that has insiders worried. The media house is now heavily relying on correspondents to drive its news agenda though this may prove unsustainable since this group of journalists also feels disenfranchised over low pay and can bolt out at the slightest opportunity.

Former Nation Media Reporter Joins Marsabit County

Galgallo is seen as a big catch for Marsabit Governor Mohamud Ali's administration ahead of the next general elections, as he brings on board extensive media networks, skills and experience. Mohamud Ali is serving his fist term and is expected to defend the seat in the 2022 elections. Galgallo, a graduate of journalism, was a prolific journalist at Nation Media Group, where he reported courts for the Business Daily newspaper. He has previously served as Director Communications in Tana River County during the first term of devolution.