The Monitor Publications Limited has appointed Mr Don Wanyama as its acting managing editor, dailies, following the departure of Mr Daniel Kalinaki.
Mr Wanyama, 33, has been the newspaper’s chief sub editor since 2009. Born in Mbale District, eastern Uganda, Mr Wanyama has a BA in Literature and English Language from Makerere University. He is currently studying for an MA in Journalism and Communication at the same university.
“I am excited by the fact that management has entrusted me with this responsibility. My role is to lead the team and get the best out of our journalists,” said Mr Wanyama, who is married with one son.
He added: “I want to safeguard the Daily Monitor’s legacy of independence and boldness but also support initiatives to increase the newspaper’s appeal to younger people and female readers.”
Mr Kalinaki moves to Nairobi where he becomes the managing editor, regional content, at the Nation Media Group, the parent company of Monitor Publications Ltd, the publisher of the Daily Monitor.
Mr Kalinaki, who had worked for the Daily Monitor for more than 10 years, having joined in 1998 as a freelancer, said: “I will be working across the five East African countries, including Uganda. It is a new and exciting role that I look forward to with eagerness and humility.”
The newspaper recently appointed Mr Simon Freeman as its executive editor and Mr Odoobo Bichachi as its managing editor for the weekend editions.