The mysterious death of 23-year-old interior designer, Jeff Mwathi, in Kasarani, Kenya, on February 22, 2023, continues to baffle Kenyans, as investigations into his death were determined to be inconclusive, according to reports that emerged on Friday this week.
Despite the police’s efforts, they did not find any evidence that directly tied Lawrence Njuguna alias DJ Fatxo or the two men in the house on the fateful night to Mwathi’s death. Consequently, the police did not rule out suicide.
However, the recent autopsy report, which was submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) on April 19, is expected to provide conclusive evidence in the case.
The report, which is yet to be released, is expected to shed light on the circumstances that led to Mwathi’s death and whether he was sodomised before his death.
This comes just days after the DCI concluded their investigation into Jeff Mwathi’s death on April 21, where the Homicide department received an autopsy report from the government Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor and the government Chemist.
The homicide report detailed that it was impossible for someone to have been thrown out of the bedroom window given the small opening.
In any event, if the window was the point where the 23-year-old fell from, he may have manoeuvred across the tiny opening before falling to the ground floor. According to the detectives, this indicates that the interior designer might have fallen from a different location.
The DCI indicated that the two men in the lift, who were Fatxo’s friends, were still in the lift when CCTV captured the interior designer falling from the 10th floor. The police report found no evidence that directly ties Fatxo or the two men to Jeff Mwathi’s death.
For now, Kenyans eagerly await the release of the conclusive autopsy report, which is expected to provide much-needed closure in this puzzling case.