Radio Maisha news anchor Beatrice Maganga on Saturday, January 28, announced her exit from the Standard Media Group-owned radio station after her stint spanning over one decade.
The prominent Swahili news anchor broke the news on Saturday, January 28, after reading her final bulletin. An emotional Maganga bid farewell to her colleagues who were present in the studio while recounting her relationship with them.
She, however, declined to disclose her next move, choosing to keep it secret at the moment and instead promised to provide an update in due course.
“We will still meet, and I will issue an update on the socials,” she stated while signing out in what would be her last bulletin for the Mombasa Road-based radio station.
On their part, Maganga’s colleagues wished her well in her next endeavours.
The station’s fans and social media users reacted to Maganga’s exit, with some stating that they will miss her voice on the airwaves.
“All the best Beatrice Maganga as you leave Radio Maisha, may the blessings of God follow you wherever you go. Thanks for entertaining us for 13 years until today,” a social media user posted.
During her stint at Radio Maisha, Maganga was known for her outstanding eloquence while presenting news items in various bulletins.
She will be remembered for, among other factors, a moment when she jokingly announced her exit from Radio Maisha in 2017 to venture into the business world while on air.
Her fans and social media users, in general, were sent abuzz with the news only to dawn on them later that it was one of the jokes pulled on April 1’s fools day.
Maganga’s exit comes against a backdrop of uncertainty on the fate of staff members at Standard Group amid a reorganization process that could see dozens of journalists leave or be sent home.
Standard, as is currently the case with other media stations in the country, resorted to the restructuring of its operations in a bid to narrow the wage bill following reports of dwindling revenue cutting across the entire industry.
Other notable names that have left the station in the recent past include Lofty Matambo, and Duncan Khaemba.