Jeff Mwathi. He died after falling off 10th floor of the building DJ Fatxo lives in. They had been out partying.

Interior designer Jeff Mwathi was murdered, police have said.

Detectives handling the case on Friday noted in their preliminary findings that Mwathi did not die by throwing himself from the 10th floor of a friend's apartment in Kasarani as previously reported.

According to Citizen TV, detectives established that there was a scuffle in the house of key suspect Lawrence Njuguna alias Dj Fatxo after a forensic examination of the house.

DCI detectives who took over the case from Kasarani police believe Mwathi was killed before he was thrown from the apartment's rooftop in the wee hours of February 23.

They dismissed claims that the 23-year-old threw himself from Fatxo's bedroom window since the window grills are too small for a person to go through.

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.

Detectives said on Friday the next phase of the investigation will see them question three other people who were in the house the night Jeff died.

Officers from the Kasarani Police station who were the first at the scene of the crime will also be questioned.

Jeff was buried on March 3 in Nakuru County.

The DCI took over investigations into his death after Interior CS Kithure Kindiki on March 10 instructed Directorate of Criminal Investigations Mohamed Amin to conduct intensive investigations into the matter. 

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