• The police sought an exhumation order after a preliminary court investigation determined that the cause of death was suicide.
Detectives handling the case of the murder of interior designer Jeff Mwathi have completed their investigation and sent the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for instructions.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigation said in a statement via Twitter that the new investigation was followed by new evidence provided by the state Pathologist and the state Chemist after a post-mortem examination of the body.
"The file is now complete and has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions this evening, for review and advice," the DCI said.
Mwathi, 23, died on February 22, 2023 under mysterious circumstances. Initial police reports cited suicide after the young architect allegedly jumped to his death from his friend's tenth-floor apartment in Kasarani, Nairobi.
His family protested the results and made the Minister of Internal Security Kithure Kindiki order homicide detectives from the DCI to take over the case and determine the true circumstances in which Mwathi died.
The body was exhumed on March 31 and a fresh autopsy was conducted at the grave site at Mwathi's parents' home in Likia, Nakuru County.
The police sought an exhumation order after a preliminary the police investigation determined that the cause of death was suicide.
Police also wanted to know if Jeff was sexually abused before he was killed.
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