In most cases, however, African nations engineered systematic schemes that decimated the industry as G. In Africa where government policies are subject to the whims of the leader, this new shift will be fundamental.Kenya lies on Africa's eastern seaboard neighboring Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania.

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Kenya's media is noteworthy given the continent's history that has had a devastating effect on the industry. What sets Kenya apart is her ability to travel this tortured path behaving like every other African media bullying nation, yet maintain one of the few, by African standards, vibrant media outlets But circumstances are changing.

At independence most African states had media that could have been developed into vibrant institutions (de Beer, Kasoma, Megwa & Steyn, 1995). Kenya emerged as a state a little over a century ago, suffered colonialism, then experimented with hardly defined ideologies for a generation, but is now set to enter another epoch—since the constitution barred Danielarap Moi from standing for another electoral term when his last one ended in 2002.

Relative to other nations, even those of Africa, the history of the press in Kenya is rather recent.

Literacy started in Kenya following the arrival of Protestant missionaries nearly a century and a half ago (Church of the Province of Kenya).

Young found that the servility which was needed in some African quarters was not the best line with the Vice-President, and so he replied to Moi with as much vigour as Moi used to him.

Things often ended up virtually a shouting match between the two.

As a consequence a reporter with the paper was deported. He writes: Personally, I found President Kenyatta very, very tolerant.

Once my newspaper printed editorials against preventive detention, which angered some members of the executive….

Eventually, I made an appointment to see the President.