DJ Fatxo: Kindiki Gives Orders To DCI Following Jeff Mwathi's Death

Kindiki instructed Amin to deploy a homicide team to investigate Mwathi's death...

DJ Fatxo: Kindiki Gives Orders To DCI Following Jeff Mwathi's Death
A collage of DJ Fatxo and Interior CS Kithure Kindiki. /FILE

Interior Cabinet Secretary KIthure Kindiki has directed the Director of Criminal Investigation, Amin Mohamed to take action on the matter of the mysterious death of 23-year-old interior designer Geoffrey (Jeff) Mwathi which occurred at the residence of popular Kikuyu benga artist and DJ Fatxo, real name Lawrence Njuguna.

In a statement on Friday, March 10, Kindiki instructed Amin to deploy a homicide team to investigate Mwathi's death.

He further appreciated the efforts of the DCI in swinging into action on the matter which had generated an online uproar since Wednesday, March 8.

Amin Mohamed when he appeared before The National Police Service Commission [NPSC] to be interviewed for the position of Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations on October 11, 2022, at the Kenya School of Government, Lower Kabete. /TWITTER

"On the matter of the late Jeff Mwathi, I 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.

"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," stated Kindiki.

The DCI had indicated earlier that the homicide detectives had taken over investigations into Mwathi's death following Amin's directive.

"The public is assured that no stone shall be left unturned in the investigation of this case and any person found to have been involved in the death shall face the full force of the law. 

"Meanwhile, anyone with information that may assist us in this case is asked to volunteer it to the head of Homicide at DCI headquarters or call our toll-free number," stated the DCI.

Mwathi was said to have fallen from the 10th floor of Redwood Apartments along USIU Road at the residence which was rented out to DJ Fatxo.

The interior designer, according to media reports, was contracted by the popular ‘mugithi’, artist for a makeover on two spaces: an office and a shop. He allegedly left his home on February 21, 2023, to meet with the deejay and discuss the specifics of the job.

Mwathi’s mother, who currently resides in Qatar, released WhatsApp recordings which revealed that her son pleaded with her for Ksh200 in order to attend the meeting in Ruiru, Kiambu County.

He would later update his mother with another voice clip hours later stating that he met the DJ and was on Kiambu Road after they toured the spaces he was to decorate.

A statement recorded by DJ Fatxo at the Kasarani Police station revealed that the duo on the day they met went through four different clubs, beginning with Bliss Bistro and ending at Quiver Lounge along Thika Road.

CCTV footage obtained from Redwood apartments showed them with three unidentified women returning to DJ Fatxo's apartment at around 3 am. A police report further revealed that there was another man, a relative of the DJ, who arrived at the apartment in a different car.

The DJ was thereafter captured in the footage leaving his apartment with the three women one hour later, while Mwathi was left in the house with two other men.

Another CCTV footage showed two men in the apartment's parking lot scanning the area while the DJ's cousin was seen making several phone calls before returning to the apartment, even though it was unclear what transpired.

Seven minutes later, the footage showed Mwathi falling from the apartment, leaving police and neighbours shocked. Mwathi's uncle, Muchoki Mwathi, would later reveal that the interior decorator was found dead with his pants pulled down to his knees.

Redwood apartments along USIU Road. /MASKANI KENYA