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Rita Tinina: Storyteller in broadcast Journalism takes her last ride in a black Range Rover

The final journey of the esteemed journalist Rita Tinina commenced on a Wednesday morning, shortly after 7 am.

At Umash Funeral Home, loved ones assembled to retrieve her remains for the journey to her final resting place in Narok.

Prior to her send-off, friends and relatives had the opportunity to pay their respects and bid farewell to Tinina for the last time.

NTV journalist and chairman of Rita Tinina’s burial committee, Duncan Khaemba, had disclosed earlier that Tinina’s friends had arranged for a Range Rover hearse to transport her from the mortuary to her home.

Khaemba shared, “Rita’s close friends, known as the Girls Club (Judy, QZ, Njambi, and Njeri), had planned a road trip with Rita in a Range Rover during her time off. They have expressed their desire to fulfill this plan, and thus, will accompany Rita on her final journey.”

Indeed, the Girls Club of Tinina paid tribute to their friend as her casket was carried in a black Range Rover, with some of them accompanying her on the journey.

The vehicle was adorned with a striking wreath of flowers, blending red, white, and green hues with a touch of purple.

Inside the hearse, where the casket lay, red roses adorned the surroundings, and the casket was draped with a delicate white lace cloth.

A poster featuring Tinina’s photograph with the inscription “Rita Tinina, forever in our hearts” adorned the back windshield.

As the hearse made its final lap, its sides opened, reminiscent of a bird spreading its wings.

According to the funeral program, the body was scheduled to arrive in Olokirikirai at 9 am, with the official proceedings commencing at 10 am with prayers.

Representatives from family, friends, and colleagues from prominent media houses including Nation Media Group, Standard, and Royal Media Services were slated to deliver speeches.

Additionally, speeches were expected from government officials, clergy, political leaders, and friends.

A mass was scheduled to follow at noon.

Tinina’s life came to a tragic end on Sunday, March 17, when she was discovered deceased in her residence in Kileleshwa. She leaves behind her daughter, Mia Malaikah, and partner, Robert Nagila.