Soni Methu Biography
Soni Methu is a Kenyan journalist was born in Nairobi and raised in Mombassa. She was the host of the feature program Inside Africa, she joined in 2014. She was a very lucky TV journalist and anchor. She even quited her plum job on CNN at a time when media was cutting down on its workforce. She was currently the only Kenyan presenter working for the American broadcasting giant.
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Soni Methu Age
She was born in Nairobi 1984 and was raised up in Mombassa. She died at 35 years old as of 2019.
Soni Methu Height
The journalist stood at a height of 5 feet tall.
Soni Methu Family
Besides the fact that she was born in Nairobi, the power lady spent her time growing up between Mombasa and Eldoret with her two elder brothers and younger sister. The family lived in Mombassa and like those of most children, her dreams changed many times; from wanting to practice law, singing, acting to teaching.
Soni Methu Relationship
Information concerning her relationship details is still under research and will soon be updated.
Soni Methu Education
She attended her primary education level at St Martin’s Nyahururu and had a brief stint in Uasin Gishu Primary school in Eldoret before proceeding to Mary Mount High School, Molo and eventually Studied Information Technology at Strathmore University, even though she wished to be a journalist.
Soni Methu Career
Like many successful career women, Soni Methu had her little beginnings, making a name as an actress in low-key theatre and TV productions, including being cast as a rebellious teenager in the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation drama ‘Hila’ and co-hosting a talk show. In July 2014, the purposeful maven announced the new host of CNN International’s longest-running feature program, ‘Inside Africa’. A climb, she said that she was beyond her wildest dreams. Her new assignment began in August 2014, took over from Errol Barnett, following in the footsteps of Jeff Koinange and Zein Verjee who have been correspondents for the international news channel.
Soni Methu Salary
Information concerning her salary details is still under research and will soon be updated.
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Former CNN reporter Soni Methu’s body will be airlifted on Sunday for burial. Methu, who died on Thursday while on the way to the hospital in Diani, will be buried at her parents’ home in Eldoret on Tuesday, April 23. There will be wakes in Diani and Nairobi organized by family and friends before the burial to celebrate Methu’s life. The former international journalist died after a sudden illness and a post-mortem examination has been scheduled for Wednesday to determine the cause of death.
Methu was taken ill at 6 pm when she cried in pain while clutching her stomach and died 30 minutes later on the way to the hospital. Her former employer CNN in a statement sent out condolences to her family. Methu joined CNN in 2014 as the host of Inside Africa and left early 2016 when the show format changed. She joined China Global Television Network (CGTN) until recently when she ceased working for the network.
How Did Soni Methu Die? New Details About The Tragic Death Of Kenyan Journalist At 34
She was just 34.
Soni Methu, a Kenyan journalist who formerly hosted CNN’s Inside Africa, is dead at the age of 34. She collapsed suddenly after complaining of stomach pains on Thursday. Her younger sister Faith Methu reported that Soni clutched her stomach and fell to the ground and appeared to be having a seizure. She was rushed to the hospital but died en route. The cause of death is unknown at this time. She was the first Kenyan host of Inside Africa and excited about presenting her home country to the world.
People who worked with her at CNN said that she lit up any room she entered, was very kind and had great energy. Prior to working at CNN, Methu was the east Africa correspondent for South Africa’s eNCA news channel for two years. In that job, she covered the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Nairobi as well as other incidents and events in the region.
Former CNN presenter Soni Methu dies suddenly in Diani
FRIDAY APRIL 12 2019
Soni Methu, a former reporter at China Global Television Network (CGTN), has died suddenly after collapsing at a hotel in Diani, Kwale County. Her family says she succumbed to stomach complications on Thursday evening after a sudden illness. According to her younger sister, Faith Methu, the former CNN presenter cried that she was in pain at around 6 pm, clutched her stomach then collapsed.“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 post-mortem will be done to tell exactly what happened,” wrote Faith.
Soni moved from CNN to CGTN early 2016 when her former employer changed the format of her show Inside Africa to have no presenter. The Strathmore University alumnus honed her career at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, starring in the drama Hila and presenting the Taj Show.S he then became the East African correspondent for South Africa’s eNCA from where CNN tapped her in 2014. Soni was on Friday eulogized by the media fraternity as warm-hearted.
“Woke up this morning wishing the news we received yesterday wasn’t true. The continent’s lost one of its greatest storytellers and warmest hearts: Soni Methu. From @eNCA to @CNN and @cgtnafrica she covered people’s stories with compassion and undying optimism. Rest in Power,” wrote former CGTN correspondent Vauldi Carelse.“I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing on of my good friend and former colleague Soni Methu last evening.
May the Lord grant your soul eternal peace! RIPSoni!” Nick Oloo tweeted.“Our girl Soni Methu!! So sad we loved how you represented Africa to the world,” Rose Nyabhate said.“R.I.P. Soni Methu! I remember we were supposed to go do stories in North West Africa. They never materialized!” Sam Mkenya wrote.