The pursuit of justice in the perplexing murder of 23-year-old fashion prodigy Geoffrey “Jeff” Mwathi has reached a pivotal moment as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) prepares to weigh in on the case. The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Mohamed Amin, recently concluded his team’s exhaustive inquiry at the ill-fated Redwood Apartment, where Mwathi met his untimely end.
DCI detectives have submitted their completed report, including the final autopsy findings from government pathologist Johansen Oduor, to Noordin Haji’s office. Oduor conducted the examination on Mwathi’s body following its exhumation on March 30.
According to a DCI statement, “The homicide department received an autopsy report from the government pathologist and chemist after a thorough investigation, as ordered by DCI Director Mr. Mohamed Amin. The file is now complete and has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions this evening for perusal and advice.”
Some observers have scrutinized the DCI’s claims that Mwathi’s death occurred under “unclear” circumstances, even though investigators established it was murder. Concerns also linger over the absence of any suspects held in police custody as the investigation concludes. The DCI found that Mwathi was killed and his body discarded from the building. The young designer’s life tragically ended on February 22 when he fell from the tenth floor of a residential apartment.
The apartment in question is owned by DJ Fatxo, a prominent Kikuyu DJ and musician. Detectives from the DCI’s Homicide department took the reins from the initial investigating officers at Kasarani Police Station. DCI Director Mohamed Amin ordered an expedited investigation into the young man’s death, assuring the public that every detail would be uncovered and those responsible brought to justice. “Detectives from the Homicide department based at DCI Headquarters have this morning taken over investigations into the death of 23-year-old Jeff Mwathi from Kasarani police station. The public is assured that no stone shall be left unturned in the investigation of this case, and any person found to have been involved in the death shall face the full force of the law,” the DCI stated.