Big names set to fall as Standard Group begins laying off its journalists

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Standard Media Group has kept its promise of laying off a number of its staff as it struggles to stay afloat.

Sources at the media house have told that a number of top journalists, including senior editors have already been told that their services are no longer required.

The lay offs come at a time the company is struggling to pay its journalists.

The last time employees at Kenya’s oldest media house were paid a full salary was September last year. The company had promised to clear all the arrears in December but only managed to pay 80 percent of the October salary.

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Last week the media house bought itself some time after it promised the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) that it will pay its staff by January 23 in order to avert industrial action which would grind operations at the company to a halt.

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