The late Robert Soi and his wife Catherine Wambua Soi. [Courtesy]

Catherine Wambua Soi is in mourning following the sudden death of her husband, veteran sports journalist Robert Soi.

Through her Twitter handle, the Nairobi-based Al-Jazeera correspondent posted an emotional message saying she was totally heartbroken by her husband’s demise.

Describing her hubby as ‘My Robs’, Catherine said she was grateful to God for the time he spent with Robert, adding that she always had his back.

“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 no matter what. Rest with the angels baby, say hi to our dads. I'll see you there,” said Catherine.

The former KTN sports editor and CGTN presenter died on Wednesday, May 26, aged 45.

Robert was admitted to the hospital on May 20 for surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain that developed after a fall.

Following his death, tributes poured in from the media fraternity, his audience and friends.