KAMPALA – Raymond Mujuni has announced that he is leaving NBS TV, two years after joining the station from NTV Uganda.
Mujuni, who has cut his niche as one of the best Investigative journalists in the country, penned an emotional letter to staff.
“This Friday is my last day working with the Next Media Group. It has been an amazing two years & three months working with each of you to build, grow and maintain the brand Next Media as Uganda’s biggest media franchise,” he wrote.
“I have enjoyed working and building this dream mostly with the Investigations Desk and our news profile. I have also done this severally with Next Radio and NilePost where I have been a show host/producer and columnist concurrently,” he added.
Mujuni revealed that the decision to leave was not easy but was occasioned by necessity.
“It didn’t come easy – the decision to leave – but I’m grateful that it now is a reality. In my time with the brand we have improved our news profile, we have held government – and the corporate sector accountable, we have led to national legislation changes, we have sparked national conversations on abortion, sexual harassment, corruption and even defunct state assets,” he said.
“This has been possible because the platform accorded to me – and you by extension – was a credible, trusted and strong one. It is my prayer that it is maintained by you – the team left behind. My time at Next Media has been nothing short of thrilling, exciting, educative and career-growing. It couldn’t ofcourse have been a smooth ride. For the days where force of hand or word rubbed anyone the wrong way, I deeply and immensely apologise. It wasn’t for ill intent,” he said.
Mujuni also did not clearly indicate this next move.
“Over the coming days, I will take time off to reflect, spend time with my family and loved ones and plan to take on a new assignment at my next designation. For those consistently between Uganda and Nairobi, we shall definitely run into each other on both these streets. Goodbye, my friends and colleagues.”
There have been reports that he could join NTV Kenya but we could not immediately verify the claims.
Uganda media houses have struggled to retain journalists due to poor pay.