Former CNN TV Host, Soni Methu Collapses and Dies

Written by Gloria Irabor

Kenyan journalist and one-time host of CNN’s ‘Inside Africa’, Soni Methu has collapsed and died after complaining of stomach pain.

Her sister, Faith Methu, who announced her death said it looked like her sister was having a seizure and she died on their way to the hospital.

“We don’t know much but a post mortem will be done to tell exactly what happened”, Faith Methu said.

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“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and former colleague Soni Methu. Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends, from all at CNN”, CNN said in a statement.

Soni Methu hosted “Inside Africa,” CNN International’s longest-running feature program, from 2014 to 2015 until the show moved to a new format without a presenter.

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Soni Methu was a reporter at the Chinese-owned news network CGTN at the time of her passing.

She was previously the east Africa correspondent at E News Africa for two years, where she covered the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Nairobi and other incidents in the region. Before that, she was a reporter for South African news channel eNCA.s

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Gloria Irabor

I love to be engrossed in a world of creativity and I detest injustice. I can analyse almost anything but most of all I try to get better in everything I do.

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