Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have established that DJ Michael Macharia Njiiri aka DJ Brownskin sent a video of his late wife taking an alleged poisonous substance to his other girlfriend staying abroad.
In a statement issued on Sunday, detectives confirmed that indeed DJ Brownsk is in police custody.
The statement details that Brownskin had ignored police summons before he was arrested on Thursday.
He had been summoned to give details surrounding the mysterious death of his wife Sarah Njeri.
“Michael Macharia Njiiri aka DJ Brown Skin, was arrested on Thursday night by sleuths based at Kasarani police station, after engaging them in cat and mouse games for the past few weeks.
“The DJ had been summoned by detectives to shed more light into the death of his wife Sharon Njeri, 33, who ingested poison as he recorded on a device on the night of July 29 and 30, last year,” the statement said in part.
The DCI update went on to narrate what happened the day DJ Brownskin’s wife allegedly took a poisonous substance.
“In a heart-wrenching videotape released by a popular blogger on April 1, 9 months after Njeri’s remains had been buried, her last moments were filmed by the DJ as she emptied a poisonous substance into a cup and ingested without hesitation.
“She then slumped on a couch and called her two children to inform them of her impending death. The mother of two collapsed and died shortly thereafter. She was buried at her parent's home in Koimbe Weithaga village, Murang’a County, on August 6 last year,” the DCI statement read.
Detectives have since established that after recording the ordeal, the suspect sent the video to his other girlfriend living abroad before the girlfriend went public with the information through the blogger.
Efforts to summon the suspect to shed more light into the incident proved futile, as he remained elusive prompting detectives to launch a manhunt leading to his arrest on Madaraka Day, moments past midnight.
The suspect is currently being held at Kasarani police as detectives gather more information from witnesses, to build a strong case against the suspect.
DJ Brownskin will be charged with the offence of aiding suicide and failing to prevent the same contrary to Section 225 (C) of the Penal Code.