Former KTN presenter Robert Soi is dead.
Soi was a Sports anchor and editor with the Standard Media Group-owned TV station in the early 2000s before moving to China Global Television Network (CGTN).
Sources close to Kahawa Tungu intimated that Soi passed away at the Nairobi Hospital on Wednesday, May 26 after a long illness.
He had spent one week in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Soi was reportedly involved in an accident months ago and sustained serious head injuries.
After receiving treatment, he later developed a blood clot in his head, prompting his admission at the Nairobi Hospital on May 20.
“They did surgery but he did not make it (sic),” the source said.
The deceased was married to Aljazeera journalist Catherine Wambua Soi.
The two met at KTN where Catherine worked as a reporter.
Some of Soi’s former colleagues have taken to social media to condole with his family.
Here are some of the reactions :
RIP Robert Soi former KTN sports presenter. Once shared a drink with him years ago. Quite friendly, we bumped into eachother and hugged like old buddies, yet that was the first time we met. Pole sana @C_SOI. Genuinely sad to have learnt about Robert`s demise. Godspeed 🙏 pic.twitter.com/U7xPJfbqgA
— Tiras Waiyaki Thuku (@TTWaiyaki) May 26, 2021
A sad day following the death of Robert Soi. He was at KTN and CGTN before going into business.
Condolences to Catherine.
— Daniel N Wahome (@MistaWahome) May 26, 2021
— Salim Swaleh (@SalimSwaleh001) May 26, 2021