Renowned journalist Robert Soi dies after complications from surgery
Renowned sports journalist Robert Soi has died at the Nairobi Hospital after complications from surgery to remove a blood clot in the brain.
According to the family, Soi was admitted to the facility late last week after he was involved in an accident a while back that left him with head injuries.
He underwent surgery at the facility then slipped into a coma before passing on Wednesday in the afternoon.
Soi, who worked at KTN as a sports news presenter before moving to the China Global Television Network (CGTN), was married to Aljazeera journalist Catherine Soi.
His friends and colleagues in the media industry and beyond have since taken to social media to pass their condolence messages to the family:
Veteran Sports Journalist Robert Soi has passed away in hospital. This is devastating! I have so much love and respect for this man! So humble and gracious! Rest in Peace Soi 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/OGnPcEFw7V
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) May 26, 2021
Rest in peace Robert Soi…. @C_SOI May God give you grace and strength.
— Lindah Oguttu (@lindahoguttu) May 26, 2021
— Janet Mbugua (@OfficialJMbugua) May 26, 2021
Rest well, Robert Soi. 🕊️
— Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) May 26, 2021
Rest in peace Robert Soi. He was that cool, quiet, confident chap in the Standard Group newsroom. May the good Lord comfort Catherine and the entire Soi's family. May he rest in sporting peace. pic.twitter.com/3B72jIhU8L
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) May 26, 2021
— Abuga Makori EGH, MBE (@abuga_makori) May 26, 2021