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Rita Tinina's partner & family to bid final farewell to the celebrated journalist

The funeral details of the late NTV journalist Rita Tinina were revealed in a notice carried in the newspaper

The late Rita Tinina

Rita's departure left a void in the hearts of many who knew her as a devoted mother, loving partner, and an emblem of warmth and kindness in both her personal and professional life.

Born into the family of the late Dominic and Mary Yiapan, Rita was a beacon of love and strength.

She is remembered as a devoted mother to Malaikah and a loving partner to Robert Nagila.


Her legacy is also vibrantly alive in the memories of her siblings – Helen, Irene, Justine, Jedidah, Keen, and Claudia – and in the lives of her numerous nieces, nephews, grand niece, and grand nephew, to whom she was a nurturing presence and a source of boundless love and affection.

Rita’s career at NTV was marked by exemplary journalism, where her dedication to uncovering the truth and informing the public was unparalleled.

Her work not only illuminated important stories but also touched the lives of many Kenyans.


Her commitment to factual and engaging reporting made her a beloved figure not only within the NTV family but also across the nation and beyond.

In honoring her memory, the family invites friends, colleagues, and the public to partake in the funeral arrangements.

Meetings are currently being held at the All Saint's Cathedral from 5:30 PM, leading up to the Requiem Mass scheduled at Holy Family Basilica on March 25, 2024, from 10:00 AM.

The final journey will see the cortege leaving Umash Funeral Home Nakuru on March 27, 2024, at 7:00 AM for the funeral service and burial at their home, Noosupeni Farm, Olokirikirai, Narok County, starting at 10:00 AM.


During the memorial mass on Monday, March 25, Robert Nagila, the partner of the late NTV journalist Rita Tinina, shared his profound grief and cherished memories of her in a moving eulogy that resonated with everyone in attendance.

Nagila said that Rita Tinina had established her legacy in the media just shy of her 47th birthday.

He thanked friends and family for the overwhelming support he has received in these trying times.


"Over the past few days, the question I've been asked the most is 'How are you doing?'" he shared. His candid response, "I am broken," underscored the depth of his grief.

He added that while broken things can sometimes be mended, the loss of a person is an irreplaceable void.

Nagila fondly recalled their first encounter, where Tinina's beauty, infectious laughter, and warm heart left an indelible mark on him.

Yet, it was her stubbornness and unwavering convictions that he admired most, traits that she upheld until her last breath.


He also recounted the numerous tributes he had read and watched about Rita, each highlighting her unwavering principles and the legacy she has left behind.

Despite her death, Nagila said he finds solace in the knowledge that her memories will live on in those whose lives she touched.

He specifically addressed their child, Mia, reminding her of her mother's immense love and the lengths she would go to for her happiness.

“My dearest Mia, your mother loved you more than anything else in this world. You were her best friend and confidant in many respects and everything she did was centered around you and your future. Know this, you were loved so much and there is nothing we would not do for you,” he said.


He also assured friends and family of the love Tinina held for them.

In conclusion, Nagila thanked former MP Fred Gumo for his support during this loss, as well as the loss of his dad in 2023.

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