Rita Tinina requiem mass

Rita Tinina's requiem mass held on Monday, March 25, 2024 at Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi.[Samson Wire, Standard]

Veteran TV journalist Rita Tinina's requiem mass was held on Monday morning at Holy at Holy Family Basilica, Nairobi.

Former KTN reporter body Rita Tinina arrives at Nairobi Holy Family Basilica for Requiem mass on Monday, March, 25, 2024. [Samson wire Standard]

As early as 6.00 am on Monday, March 25, friends and families had gathered waiting to pay their final tribute.

Friends and Families gather at Holy Family Basilica for Rita Tinina's requiem mass.[Samson Wire, Standard]

Rita died on March 17 at her house in Kileleshwa.

Rita Tinina's body arrives at Holy Family Basilica.[Samson Wire, Standard]

Before her death, she worked as an output producer on broadcast platforms at the Nation Media Group.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo(R), and Safina party Presidential Aspirant Jimmy Wanjigi(C) among other dignitaries at Rita Tinina's requiem mass.[Samson Wire, Standard]

Previously, she worked at Standard Group from 2012  as a TV senior reporter at KTN until October 2023.

Standard Group Deputy Broadcast Editor TV Ken Mijungu eulogies Rita Tinina. [Samson wire, Standard]

Standard Group Deputy Broadcast Editor TV Ken Mijungu has remembered Rita for her journalistic prowess saying she has left a gap in the media fraternity.

" Rita Tinina's journalistic prowess transcends headlines, challenges norms, and sparks conversations. She has left a legacy that defies mere words. She was more than ink on paper; she was the voice of the voiceless and the seeker of hidden stories," said Mijungu.

She will be remembered for her in-depth coverage of the trial of six Kenyans at the International Criminal Court at The Hague for their alleged roles in the 2007-08 post-election violence that claimed more than 1,133 lives and displaced more than 650,000 people among other remarkable reporting.

 Rita Tinina's lifetime friend, Robert Nagila eulogizes her at the Holly Family Basilica requiem mass. [Samson wire, Standard]

Her lifetime partner  Robert Nagila said; “Your beauty, hearty laughter, and warm heart are the things that drew me to you. Your passing has left a void that cannot be filled but I’m comforted by the fact that the memories of times spent will live on.”

The mass brought together dignitaries including;  Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and the Digital Economy, Eliud Owalo, Safina party leader  Jimmy Wanjigi, Digital Strategist Denis Itumbi, Westland Member of Parliament Fred Gumo among other journalists and friends.

Standard Group PLC intake editor, Kizito Namulanda,Digital Strategist, Denish Itumbi among friends and relatives at Rita's requiem mass.[Samson Wire, Standard]

A postmortem examination conducted on her revealed that she died of severe pneumonia.

Rita leaves behind an eight-year-old daughter.

She will be buried at her family home at Noosupeni Farm Olokirikirai, Narok County on Wednesday, March 27.