Anne Soy Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, Daughters, BBC, Arrested, Salary

Anne Soy

Anne Soy Biography

Anne Soy is an award winning journalist serving as the BBC Senior Africa correspondent and Deputy Editor based in Nairobi since October 2017. Previously, she was the BBC Africa Health correspondent.

Anne Soy Age

Her exact age is unknown.

Anne Soy Height

She is tall in stature although her height is undisclosed.

Anne Soy Nationality

Soy is a Kenyan citizen.

Anne Soy Education

Anne graduated from Moi Girls High School with a mean grade of A- in 1999. While there, she was the hockey captain in 1998, chair of French club in 1999 as well as chapel choir member between 1996 and 1999.

In 2005, she also graduated with a Sec ond Class Honours, Upper Division in Information Science (Media Studies) from Moi University. Additionally, she received a Master’s degree in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Moi University in 2012.


Anne Soy Parents

Soy was brought up by her mother who was working for the government. She also mentioned that her parents lived separately.

“Though our parents lived separately, we found a balance spending time with both of them. They raised us in Christianity; imparting us with character. I guess that’s what molded us to who we’re today.”

The journalist was also raised alongside her five siblings.

Anne Soy Husband and Daughters

Anne is married to Newton Ndebu, who also work at BBC. They met while they were both working at KTN.

“We were friends and discovered we had the same ideals. Our relationship was natural; it flowed on its own,” she said.

“Newton complements me and is a great father to our daughters and a loving husband. The fact that he is a great father has made my work as their mother seem simple.” She added.

The couple have two daughters, Neema and Tunu.

Anne Soy BBC 

Soy is the BBC Senior Africa correspondent and Deputy Editor based in Nairobi since October 2017.

Previously, she was the BBC Africa Health correspondent. As the Africa Health correspondent, she focused on Ebola outbreak coverage in 2015. She also reported on health and related issues across Africa on TV, Radio and online.

Prior to her position as the Africa Health correspondent, Soy was the BBC Bi-lingual reporter in Africa. She reports across the continent for BBC global and UK domestic TV and radio programmes as well as digital platforms.

Soy began her career at the Kenya Television Network in 2005 where she specialized in health reporting. She is the recipient of several nominations for awards for her reporting, including the Amnesty Awards 2018, the British Journalism Awards 2017, the British Journalism Awards 2017 and the Creative Diversity Network Awards 2014.

Anne Soy Arrested

In October 2019, Soy and her family were arrested under unclear circumstances at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).

“Still trying to understand why I’m under arrest with my kids,” she said on Twitter.

Soy, her husband, Newton Ndebu, who also works at the BBC and her kids were arrested. She said she had attended the Kenya Homes Expo with her family and asked why security officers were checking bags as they were leaving. She was reportedly told that attendees were checked to see if ‘they had stolen laptops’.

According to her, security guards at KICC took her into custody even after she told them that she had paid to get in and hadn’t stolen anything.

Two hours later Anne and her family was released.

Anne Soy Salary and Net Worth

Her salary and net worth is under review.

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