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March 18, 2024


Until her death, Ms Tinina was the Output Producer of broadcast Platforms At the Nation Media Group.

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Journalists mourn Rita Tinina

Journalists mourn Rita Tinina

Journalist Rita Tinina dead

Journalists around the country and Kenyans at large have mourned celebrated journalist Rita Tinina who passed away on Sunday.

Ms Tinina was expected on duty at the Nation Centre on Sunday but failed to report, prompting a search at her Kileleshwa home where she was found dead. Her family is yet to share information around the cause of Tinina’s death and asked for time and privacy as they come to terms with the sudden death of their loved one.

Until her death, Ms Tinina was the Output Producer of broadcast Platforms At the Nation Media Group.

 Association of Media Women in Kenya: AMWIK family mourns the passing of Rita Tinina of @NationMediaGrp. Our thoughts and prayers go to Rita’s family and loved ones.

Dr. Mercy Korir: Undeniably, Rita Tinina was one of Kenya’s finest journalists and voices. I learnt my craft in Tv under her wings – always available to coach. Her professionalism, dedication to the truth and excellence is unmatched in media. RT, we are poorer without you. RIP my friend.

Inspekta Mwala (Davis Mwabili): I am still in shock following the demise of my lovely friend and colleague Rita Tinina. She did her work diligently and was a very friendly soul who will be missed by many. Rest in peace Rita.

Fred Obachi Machoka OGW: The media fraternity, the Maasai community and indeed the country at large have lost a wonderful person. To the family of the late Rita Tinina we say Pole Sana, may the Almighty God give you comfort at this difficult moment and may the little girl rest in perfect peace.

President William Ruto and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga are also among leaders who shared their condolences;

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Rita Tinina – a pioneer and a trailblazer in TV journalism. Rest in peace, Rita.” -President William Ruto

In times of loss, we reflect on the profound impact individuals like Rita Tinina have had. From her earliest days at NTV, Rita’s dedication to journalism left an indelible mark on Kenya’s media landscape.” -Raila Odinga


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