Sports journalist Robert Soi died on Wednesday at the Nairobi Hospital following complications emanating from a surgical procedure to remove a blood clot in his brain.
Soi’s family confirmed that he had been admitted to the hospital late last week after being involved in a road accident some time back and sustained serious head injuries.
According to the journalist’s family, the former KTN sports presenter underwent surgery but slipped into a coma then passed away on Wednesday afternoon.
Robert Soi. PHOTO/COURTESY
His wife, Al Jazeera journalist Catherine Wambua-Soi has mourned her husband saying his death has broken her heart into a million pieces.
“My heart is broken into a million pieces. He was always our Roberto. Will forever be my Robs. My person has gone and I thank God he went knowing I've always had his back nomatter what. Rest with the angels baby, say hi to our dads. I'll see you there @R_SOI,” she posted on social media.
Before his death, Robert Soi worked at the China Global Television Network (CGTN).
The journalist’s media colleagues and friends led by Lindah Oguttu, Janet Mbugua, Oliver Mathenge and Carol Radull have shared their condolences with the family on social media.
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. 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