Jeff Mwathi's mother faults DCI on suicide findings

Mother of the late interior designer Jeff Mwathi has faulted the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for failing to deliver justice following her son's death.

Anne Mwathi insists that her son was murdered and expressed disappointment that his death happened under the watch of someone he trusted.

She blamed the police for not being too keen with their investigations and making arrests.

"Venye aliuawa, hiyo nyumba haikuzingirwa ikuwe haiwezi ingiwa na mtu mpaka uchunguzi ifanywe. Waliconsider mtoto wangu amejiua. Although mi najua mtoto wangu hakujiua," she said in a video posted by content creator, Nicholas Kioko.

(When he was murdered they did not mark the house as a crime scene to prevent people from entering. They determined that my son committed suicide. Although I know my child did not kill himself)

Anne further wondered why the DCI had not arrested DJ Faxto and the people who were with him the day Jeff died.

She regretted that Jeff's body had to be exhumed yet the authorities could have interrogated people about the incident.

"I am hurt... They had me exhume my son's body and then reported that there was no evidence. That was wrong," she said.

"I want my justice for my son."

Jeff, 23, died on February 22, 2023, in unclear circumstances.

His body was on March 31 exhumed and a fresh autopsy conducted at the grave site at Jeff's parents' home in Likia, Nakuru County.

Police sought orders for the exhumation after preliminary forensic investigations ruled out suicide as the cause of death. 

In April, DCI concluded their investigations and forwarded the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for directions.

DJ Fatxo, who admitted that Jeff was in his house the day Jeff died, was considered a person of interest.

All five persons who were at DJ Fatxo’s house when the incident happened were grilled.