Samidoh welcomes DCI probe into nephew Jeff's death, terms it a step "in the right direction"

for Tv47 Digital March 11, 2023, 10:37 AM
Samidoh speaks on death of nephew Jeff Mwathi
Mugithi stars Samidoh (L) and DJ Fatxo (extreme right), and the late Geoffrey Mwathi. PHOTOS/FILE

In Summary

  • Samidoh attended his nephew's burial in Nakuru County on March 3 accompanied by nominated Senator Karen Nyamu.
  • On Friday, Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki directed the DCI to take over investigations into the death of Mwathi.

As the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) continues to probe the mysterious death of Geoffrey Mwathi, his grieving cousin Samidoh [real name Samuel Muchoki] has spoken about the matter. 

Samidoh says he is glad the case is "finally headed in the right direction", suggesting he believes Jeff was murdered and did not take his own life as earlier alleged. 

"It has been 16 days of grief, confusion and endless trips to relevant offices in pursuit of justice.... Truth and justice will always go together," he wrote on Facebook.

Samidoh attended Jeff's burial in Nakuru County on March 3, accompanied by nominated Senator Karen Nyamu.

Samidoh had remained cagey about the matter. But, as revealed by Murang'a County Woman Rep. Beatrice Maina, Samidoh was careful not to come across as "fighting" a fellow artiste. 

Jeff died after a mysterious fall from the 12th floor window of musician Lawrence Njuguna alias DJ Fatxo's house. 

"Hi Muchoki, for the times we've been talking I know how hurt you have always been, you bitterly told me that if you attempt to fight on social media, the matter would have picked a different route.

"Many people would have castigated you to be fighting him because of either being jealous to another star," Maina was quoted as saying.

On Friday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki asked DCI to take over investigations into the death of Mwathi.

Within the day, the sleuths visited Redwood Apartments Building in Kasarani where DJ Fatxo resides as they kicked off their probe.

The quest for justice was fuelled by a social media campaign  #justiceforjeff, which trended for the better part of Thursday and Friday. 

"We shall forever be grateful. Jeff, we shall not relent until we find justice for you," Samidoh said.

During the February 22 incident, Mwathi is said to have jumped from the 12th floor of Redwood Apartments.

He had reportedly spent the entire day with DJ Fatxo who performed at different entertainment joints before returning home at 3am.

CCTV footage from the building revealed Fatxo was in the company of three ladies and two men.

A postmortem conducted at City Mortuary in Nairobi was scanty, as the pathologist claimed it was difficult to establish whether he had been assaulted. This is because the 72-hour forensic window had lapsed.

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