DCI gives update on Jeff Mwathi’s death probe

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 17 Mar, 2023 10:57 | < 1 min read
The late Geoffrey Mwathi alias Jeff Mwathi. PHOTO/Courtesy

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday, March 17 said the investigations into the death of Geoffrey Mwathi Ngugi aka Jeff had entered phase two where several persons of interest will be interviewed.

The agency in a statement said phase one of the probe had been completed.

"The process included interviewing of the first cluster of witnesses in the case, forensic examination of the scene, and retrieval of CCTV footage that captured the deceased's last moments.

"Several other Forensic experts based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory who are augmenting the Homicide team have equally collected crucial evidence and the same is being analyzed scientifically.

"We are now progressing to the second phase of the investigations where several persons of interest in the case will be interrogated and appropriate recommendations made before being forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions for action," the agency said.

Mwathi died on February 22, 2023, after allegedly falling from Kikuyu singer DJ Fatxo's 10th-floor apartment in Kasarani.

The DJ has distanced himself from the incident.

Justice for Jeff Mwathi

On Monday 13, a section of Kenyans staged a protest outside the apartment demanding justice.

In a video clip, the protesters were seen holding placards while shouting the now trending slogan '#JusticeforJeff'.

The demonstrations come a day after DJ Fatxo claimed that Jeff Mwathi was reported missing prior to his demise.

Fatxo while speaking in a presser on Sunday, March 12, explained that while he had gone with him to his house after a night out, he left with two other women but upon his return, Jeff was missing.

He slept briefly and in the morning he was still missing which prompted them to report the matter to the police station before he reportedly found his body.

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