DCI in the final stage of investigations into Jeff Mwathi’s death

Jeff Mwathi. DCI has concluded the first phase of investigations in the death of Jeff Mwathi./COURTESY

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is only waiting for the report from Chief Government Pathologist Dr. Johansen Oduor to determine their next course of action in the investigations into the death of Geoffrey Mwathi (Jeff Mwathi) Ngugi.

According to the Directorate, detectives from the DCI Homicide Department are in the final stage of investigations into the death of the 23-year-old interior designer.

Detectives from the DCI Homicide department and crime scene team, accompanied by DCI Director Mohammed Amin, re-visited the scene on March 29th, 2023, and conducted a scientific scene reconstruction exercise.

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The team has also recorded fresh statements from witnesses in a bid to unravel the mystery of the death of the 23-year-old which occurred on 22nd April 2023 at the house of Mugithi artist Lawrence Njuguna Wagura popularly known as DJ Fatxo.

 “Consequently, upon the recommendations of the Homicide experts the body of the deceased has since been exhumed for a fresh autopsy, and toxicological samples obtained in order to establish whether the deceased had taken alcohol prior to the incident and determine its percentage, or any other toxic substances ingested prior to his death,” said the DCI.

“Similarly, DNA samples have been obtained from the deceased and persons of interest in this case for comparison, to ascertain whether allegations of sexual molestation before the deceased’s death hold water,” added the DCI.

The DCI says they are waiting for a report from the government pathologist which will inform their final course of action.

“Other aspects of investigations including forensic analysis of CCTV footage obtained from the apartment where the incident occurred and cyber analysis of digital data has also been conducted for a comprehensive probe,” said the DCI.