The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has provided an update on the investigation into the murder case of Jeff Mwathi, a 23-year-old Kenyan who died under unclear circumstances on February 22, 2023. The DCI Homicide department has been leading the investigation, which has attracted public interest, and is finalizing their work.
The DCI Director, Mohamed Amin, ordered fresh investigations into the case to establish in greater detail the circumstances leading to Mwathi’s demise. The investigators revisited the scene, conducted a scientific scene reconstruction exercise, and recorded fresh statements from witnesses in a bid to unravel the death mystery.
The body of the deceased has since been exhumed for a fresh autopsy, and toxicological samples obtained in order to establish whether Mwathi had taken alcohol or any other toxic substances prior to his death. DNA samples have also been obtained from the deceased and persons of interest for comparison to ascertain whether allegations of sexual molestation hold water.
Forensic analysis of CCTV footage obtained from the apartment where the incident occurred and cyber analysis of digital data has also been conducted. The findings from these analyses will inform part of the final course of action as the Homicide department finalizes its investigations.
The DCI has assured the public that the murder case will be resolved, and they continue to call for patience from the family and the public as the investigation enters the homestretch. The government pathologist’s report is awaited, which will inform part of the final course of action. The DCI’s efforts indicate a comprehensive probe into the matter, and with the final report due soon, it is hoped that justice will be served.