Mark Masai Pays Tribute To Veteran Journalist, Rita Tinina

News of the sudden passing of Veteran journalist Rita Tinina at her Kileleshwa house shocked the public, and her current and former colleagues, as well as the media fraternity, have been paying tribute.

Her former colleague Mark Masai, remembered Ms. Tinina, 46 for her unmistakable grace, shy demeanor, humor, and talent.

“This week has started off as a very dark one for those Newsrooms and Journalists who have had the opportunity of working with Veteran broadcast journalist Rita Tinina….

We got the news in the afternoon that Rita Tinina is dead, and of course as we digest this particular news and still are in disbelief, we are remembering the person that we worked with, and called colleague and friend.”

‘She had quite the sense of humor and I really liked her light moments’

Masai remembered when he first met the late Ms. Tinina and how she helped him.

“I met her 16 years ago when I joined NTV and much as she was quiet person, if you were to meet her and encounter her you would definitely be able to appreciate her unmistakable grace.

She was Veteran and had every right not to bother or accept or any bother from a newbie like me, but that wasn’t her outlook, she really helped people out where they needed help and she went on about her work, and her way.”

He also remembered her humor and how she came up with the term Kerafa.

“Her shy demeanor, you would mistake it for being shy but she had quite the sense of humor and I really liked her light moments where she would refer to her colleagues or even myself as ‘Kerafa’, and she would do that in her light moments as she got her job done, as she reported, as she anchored, as she edited.

“She could make a story out of anything” Mark Maasai on Rita Tinina’s Journalism.

She was an all-rounder, and recently she was working at NTV, and that is where she was lending her expertise now as an editor, but we know her as an ardent reporter and storyteller and she could make a story out of anything, a story worth watching.

Mark Maasai remembered her grace and calm spirit form their last conversation, adding she will be missed.

“Rita Tinina will be missed in the Newsroom, will be missed by many who were her friends and family, and here at Social Newsroom we send our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues who worked with Rita Tinina, we will miss you RT.” He said.

Plans for Ms. Tinina burial who died of severe Pneumonia is still underway.