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Soni Methu, a former CNN Inside Africa host, died on Thursday April 11 after collapsing. Through a statement released by the family, Soni will be buried in Eldoret,

Soni Methu

29 May 1984-11 April 2019


Our dearly departed Soni

May the winds of heaven blow softly

And whisper in your ear

Just how much we love you

And wish that you were here.

In the three days since Soni passed, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring love for her, and of support for us. Our family is devastated, and we know so many others share our pain.

Soni touched many lives and brought beauty, light and love to those she touched, at home and globally.

In coming days we will finalise plans for her farewell. To this end, the family has planned to hold for her a farewell and celebration of her life on the 23rd April, 2019 at their home in Eldoret Kenya where she shall be laid to rest. We hope to hold a wake in Diani and in Nairobi respectively before then.

Ahead of that, we would appreciate the time and peace in which to grieve.

Further information regarding the funeral arrangements, the wake in Diani and Nairobi, any further support shall be soon shared.

Soni, we mourn you.

We are pained.

We celebrate you. We appreciate the privilege of your light in our lives.

We take comfort in knowing you are now at peace.

We love you.

Forever in Light and Love.

A people’s person,” Soni’s Family.



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