Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki has ordered the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Mohamed Amin to heighten investigations into the mysterious death of Geoffrey Mwathi while at Kikuyu benga artist DJ Fatxo’s apartment in Kasarani last month.
In a statement on Friday, CS Kindiki directed the DCI boss to involve the expertise of homicide detectives to help solve the case.
“On the matter of the late Jeff Mwathi, have spoken to the DCI Mr Amin this morning and instructed him to send a homicide team from the DCI headquarters to thoroughly investigate the incident and take the necessary action,” the CS wrote.
“I thank the DCI for his quick action on this matter. The homicide team from the DCI headquarters is dispassionate, and this will help resolve the claims of collusion at Kasarani Police Station where the matter was reported.”
The DCI has since confirmed taking over the matter.
“Detectives from the Homicide department based at DCI Headquarters, have this morning taken over investigations into the death of 23-year-old Jeff Mwathi, from Kasarani police station,” said the DCI in a tweet.
In the February 22 incident at Redwood Apartments around Safari Park Estate, 23-year-old Mwathi who is an interior designer was captured on CCTV footage falling from the 10th-floor apartment window at a house rented out to DJ Fatxo, real name Lawrence Njuguna.
According to reports, Mwathi had been in DJ Faxto’s house after spending the night partying with the popular Mugithi singer alongside his cousin and driver.
Mwathi is said to have been in DJ Faxto’s house after spending the night partying with the popular Mugithi singer alongside his cousin and driver.
They had met the singer hours earlier for an interior design job and he had been promised a down payment to begin work that same morning.
The family of the deceased has dismissed suicide claims, noting that the interior decorator had never considered suicide as police continue with investigations.
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