Former CNN Kenyan reporter Soni Methu is dead


Former CNN Kenyan reporter Soni Methu is dead.

She was 35 years old.

Speaking to Edaily news, her younger sister Faith Methu, said that Soni died in Diani hotel, Kwale County on Thursday evening after complaining of stomach pain then collapsed.

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“She started looking like she was having a seizure and my sister-in-law rushed her to the hospital but she died on the way. We don’t know much but a postmortem will be done to tell exactly what happened,” wrote Faith.

Soni moved from CNN to China Global Television Network (CGTN) early 2016 after her former employer changed the format of the ‘Inside Africa’ show to have no presenter.

She also worked for South Africa’s eNCA from where CNN tapped her in 2014.