The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has revealed that Michael Macharia Njiiri aka DJ Brownskin shared the clip of his dying wife with his girlfriend living abroad immediately after the wife died.
In a statement after his arrest, DCI said that the girlfriend later snitched on him by sending the clip to a local blogger, who released it to the public.
"Detectives have since established that after recording the ordeal, the suspect sent the video to his other girlfriend living abroad before the girlfriend went public with the information through the blogger," DCI said.
In a videotape released by a popular blogger on April 1, nine months after the wife Sharon Njeri’s burial, DJ Brownskin watched as she emptied a poisonous substance into a cup and ingested it without hesitation.
She then slumped on a couch and called her two children to inform them of her impending death. The mother of two collapsed and died shortly thereafter. She was buried at her parents' home in Koimbe Weithaga village, Murang’a County, on August 6, 2023.
DJ Brownskin on the run
According to the DCI, Brownskin has been on the run after he defied summons by police to record a statement in relation to his wife’s death.
He was arrested on Thursday night by sleuths based at Kasarani police station.
"The DJ had been summoned by detectives to shed more light into the death of his wife Sharon Njeri, 33, who ingested poison as he recorded on a device on the night of July 29 and 30, last year," DCI stated.
"Efforts to summon the suspect to shed more light into the incident proved futile, as he remained elusive prompting detectives to launch a manhunt leading to his arrest on Madaraka Day, moments past midnight. The suspect is currently being held at Kasarani police as detectives gather more information from witnesses, to build a strong case against the suspect."
He will be charged with the offence of aiding suicide and failing to prevent the same contrary to Section 225 (C) of the Penal Code.