The family of a 27-year-old disc jockey (DJ) based in Kilifi is crying for justice after the entertainer was allegedly assaulted to death while at work at a local hotel.
According to the family, Salim Moriasi alias DJ Goodie was killed on Christmas Day at about 1:00 am after a scuffle at the County Lux Comfort Hotel in Marikanani.
The DJ reportedly failed to play a song requested by some of the revelers eliciting an angry reaction that degenerated into a fight.
Family spokesperson George Abuga said DJ Goodie sustained injuries on different parts of his body after the revelers descended on him.
The DJ was rushed to Mariakani Sub-county Hospital where he succumbed while receiving treatment.
According to Abuga, an autopsy conducted at the Coast General Hospital mortuary revealed that the deceased died of cardiorespiratory arrest and severe head injury.
“I attended the postmortem. The damage on the body indicated that it was by a combat person," he said.
The family accused DJ Goodie's employer of attempting to interfere with investigations into the incident.
Abuga said the employer had booked the deceased as unknown patient at the Mariakani Sub-county Hospital yet he had worked for them for six years.
The hospital, in its report, said persons who booked DJ Goodie at the hospital reported that he fell down flight stairs.
'Taken to hospital by colleagues'
But Abuga insists that their kin was taken to hospital by his colleagues.
According to Abuga, the manager of the hotel was the one who hired a taxi to take DJ Goodie to hospital.
He called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to take up the matter and bring perpetrators to book.
“The murder was grievous, and the same club claims its long-time worker was an unknown Kenyan male. Our son was brutally murdered in cold blood by known people, and clips are circulating all over, and so far, nobody is in custody.
“Those who took him to the hospital told the doctor that he was a drunkard found lying on the floor. However, the doctor looked at him and recommended a CT scan. We call upon the police to move swiftly and arrest the killers,” Abuga said.
Kaloleni Sub County Police Commander Alexander Makau confirmed that investigations into the alleged murder incident are ongoing.
The police boss said they have managed to record statements from all witnesses and also summoned workers from the hotel including the owner.
“The postmortem report has confirmed the murder of the deceased. We are up to the task to ensure we bring all the culprits on board for legal action,” he said adding that police had retrieved CCTV footage from the entertainment joint for analysis.
"We were waiting for the family to bury their kin then we swing into action," he added.