Police Say Jeff Mwathi Was Murdered, Rule Out Suicide

by The Eagle

interior designer Geoffrey Jeff Mwathi

Defectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) now believe interior designer Geoffrey Jeff Mwathi was murdered before his body was thrown out.

Homicide detectives handling the case from their probe, the 23-year-old interior designer was murdered and did not jump to his death as earlier reported.

It was initially reported he died by suicide in the February 22 incident.

After the team visited the scene for reconstruction and forensic analysis they found signs of a struggle inside Mugithi musician Lawrence Njuguna alias DJ Fatxo’s house.

Some music equipment was broken in the house out of the struggle, the officers say.

The detectives pointed out that there was a possibility of a fight before Jeff was dragged outside and thrown off from the rooftop or from the stairs of the 12-story apartment.

The investigators, in ruling out suicide, believe that Jeff was murdered before he was thrown off to cover up and make it look like suicide.

Initially, it was recorded that Jeff jumped off from the window of the bedroom, but that was ruled out as it is impossible for an adult to fit into the tight window frames of the window.

On Friday, homicide detectives said the process included interviewing 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.

Detectives said they are now progressing to the second phase of the investigations where several persons of interest will be interrogated and appropriate recommendations made to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

The sleuths said that the persons of interest to be interrogated in the next phase will include all the five persons who were at DJ Fatxo’s house when the incident happened.

Also to be questioned, according to DCI, are the police officers who handled the case first.

The DCI homicide detectives took over the case from Kasarani Police Station last week following orders from Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki.

Fatxo, who termed Jeff as his good friend, has since denied involvement in his death and said he will cooperate with investigators.

He told the Media on March 12 that he was the one who reported to the police about Jeff’s disappearance on the morning he died.

This was after he left in the company of three ladies but returned hours later but did not find Jeff in the house.

“I’m so willing to cooperate with the detectives, DCI until we all know what happened to Jeff,” he said.

“For Kenyans and my fans, keep praying for me, this is hard but we will emerge victorious,” he added.

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