singer Lawrence Wagura aka DJ Fatxo

On the day Jeff Mwathi died he had been in the company of DJ Fatxo, Fatxo's cousin, and their driver.

This was only made known after a video Jeff had recorded while at Fatxo's house emerged.

In an exclusive interview with Massawe Japanni, Fatxo explained why his driver and the cousin were at his place on that fateful night.

"They (Driver and Fatxo's cousin) come to my place a lot.

My driver is from Kinagop where I was born and raised. He was also my schoolmate.

He was an Uber driver but lost his job, so I decided to help him by offering him a job.

Sometimes he would ask to come over to my place and just hang around and I couldn't say no since I live alone.

By the time of the incident, I had only stayed for three months."

How did his cousin end up living with him?

"By the time the incident happened my cousin had stayed with me for a month.

 I had gone home for a Cousin's event when he approached my mum and asked her to talk to me.


He wanted me to mentor him and requested to be curtain-raising for me.


That is why I was with them most of the time."

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

Initial police reports cited suicide after the youthful designer allegedly jumped to his death from a friend's house on the tenth floor of an apartment in Kasarani, Nairobi.

His family disputed this finding prompting Interior CS Kithure Kindiki to order homicide detectives from the DCI to take over the case and establish the true circumstances under which Mwathi died.  

The body was on March 31 exhumed and a fresh autopsy was conducted at the grave site at Mwathi'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. 

Detectives wanted to also establish whether Jeff was sexually assaulted before being murdered.

Detectives working on the case discounted the suicide theory saying they believe Jeff was murdered before his body was thrown off the apartment's rooftop.