Kenya’s International Journalist Soni Methu is dead.
Soni, who was working with China’s CGTN News Network at the time of her demise passed on Thursday evening at a Hotel room in Diani, Kwale County where she was on vacation.
According to a post by her younger sister, Soni seemed to be in ‘deep stomach pains’ and was clutching on her tummy before she collapsed and passed out on the floor at around 6:00 PM on Thursday evening.
Her younger sister Faith who was with her on the vacation together with their Sister-In-Law also revealed how she seemed to be having convulsions and seizures.
“She started looking like she was having a seizure and my sister-in-law and I rushed her to the hospital but she died on the way.” Faith said.
Unfortunately, when they rushed her to Hospital, Soni was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Family through a statement posted on Faith’s social media accounts regretted to announce Soni’s death and asked friends and her fans to stand with them during these trying times.
Faith also revealed that the family was waiting on Post-Mortem findings so as to determine what killed her sister.
“We don’t know much but a post-mortem will be done to tell exactly what happened.” Faith wrote on her wall.
Soni started her Career in the Media Industry at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, KBC after Graduating from Strathmore University featuring in a Drama Show ‘Hila’ before moving to present ‘The Taj Show’, a reality show aired by KBC.
Shortly after, she became an East African Correspondent for eNCA, a South Africa-based media House before being tapped by CNN in 2014.
While at CNN, Soni Presented her own show ‘Inside Africa’ becoming East Africa’s first Journalist to air her show on CNN.
However, things weren’t all rosy and She left CNN for CGTN two years later in 2016 after the Media House changed the presentation of her show to one that did not need a Presenter.
Members of the media fraternity have come out to eulogize her as a Hardworking and a warm-hearted woman who impacted positively the lives of everyone she met and worked with.
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