Twist Emerges In Arrest Of DJ Joe Mfalme Over DCI Officer's Death

The three are currently being held at Riruta Police Station.

Twist Emerges In Arrest Of DJ Joe Mfalme Over DCI Officer's Death
DJ Joe Mfalme performing during a past event. /KENYAN VIBE

Three police officers alongside popular disc jockey, DJ Joe Mfalme, have been treated as persons of interest over the suspected fatal assault of a senior officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

A police report dated Saturday, March 23 seen by Viral Tea revealed that the three officers were arrested and accused of involvement in the assault of the senior officer, which took place on March 16, 2024. The three are currently being held at Riruta Police Station.

“All officers attached to Kikuyu Police Station are currently being held on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of the officer. Further developments will follow,” the report read in part.

Officers outside the entrance of DCI headquarters. /FILE

Following the attack, the deceased officer was rushed to Lang’ata Hospital before being transferred to Nairobi West Hospital where he passed away while undergoing treatment.

The deceased was allegedly assaulted by the DJ and his accomplices after a minor accident earlier. It is claimed that DJ Mfalme and his entourage attacked the law enforcement officer after he accidentally scratched the DJ's vehicle.

The alleged assault occurred near the Kikuyu Police Station at an entertainment joint in the wee hours of the morning.

A video surfaced online showing the moment DJ Mfalme was arrested in connection to the officer's death, showing the dramatic arrest scene, with officers tossing the DJ into a vehicle as he pleaded his innocence.

Joe Mfalme can be heard asking the officers to let him explain his case to their senior, posing many times "Mkubwa ako wapi?" (Where is the boss?)". However, it was evident the entertainer would not get his wish as the cops laughed at him sarcastically. 

Before he could explain himself further, the DJ had been thrown into the vehicle, and the doors closed in a hush. 

The deceased's brother had earlier reported that the officer had complained of abdominal pains and was on treatment.

A previous police report indicated that the officer was assaulted by 'known' persons. Police are allegedly pursuing more suspects including a woman who was reportedly at the scene.

The officer's body was taken to a private funeral home in Mbagathi as the family awaited the autopsy results. Meanwhile, the medical report showed that the officer died of severe blunt abdominal trauma.

All the officers arrested along with DJ Joe Mfalme are expected to appear in court on Monday, March 25.

DJ Joe Mfalme during a past performance. /CITIZEN DIGITAL