KAMPALA – Long serving Editor Margaret Vuchiri has left Daily Monitor after nearly 20 years of service at the media company.
Vuchiri, who has been in charge of the daily edition, penned an emotional farewell message to Monitor staff on Sunday, January 31, 2021, thanking them and Monitor Publications Ltd management for offering her a platform to grow her journalism career.
“I joined this newsroom fresh from university and it has been many years of learning and growing. I feel incredibly lucky and immensely honoured for the opportunity to serve, rising through the ranks to a senior level. I owe my growth to the editors and senior managers who trained me and gave me guidance over the years. As I leave the newsroom, I’m pleased with (and thankful for) the team work we demonstrated during the challenging times of the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. Producing a newspaper on a tight facilitation budget was an act of admirable courage and willpower,” she stated in an email.
Vuchiri, who joined Monitor as a fresh graduate over 15 years ago, thanked Daniel Kalinaki, the Editorial General Manager, for grooming her.
“I’m excited about what my new phase presents but my departure is bittersweet, having served this company for a very long time. I’ve met some amazing people who have become family. I’m especially grateful to Daniel who received me in the newsroom as a fresh graduate after someone I wasvfirst introduced to refused to show me around and said I was a Kenyan who had come to ‘take their job’,” she said.
While it is not immediately clear where she is heading, sources say the veteran journalist is slated for private journalism work.