Kenya: Soni Methu to Be Airlifted for Burial

Former CNN Kenyan reporter Soni Methu.

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 organised 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 6pm 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.

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