Capital FM DJ, producer, and presenter Alex Murimi Nderi, alias DJ Lithium, is dead.
According to multiple media reports, the disc jockey died by suicide after ingesting poison at the station’s offices in Nairobi.
It is Nderi’s colleagues who found him lying unconscious, minutes after digesting the chemical.
The Capital FM staff swiftly called for help after efforts to resuscitate him turned futile.
He died while at Nairobi Hospital where doctors attended to him but unfortunately failed to revive him.
Nderi allegedly pulled down his social media pages prior to committing suicide leaving behind a suicide note.
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His colleagues revealed only his family members will open the suicide note.
Speaking to the Press Kilimani Police Station OCS, Muturi Mbogo, confirmed the incident.
Mbogo revealed that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had taken over the matter.
Further, further stated that the deceased’s body is at Lee Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem.
Capital FM’s Programmes Director, Danny Munyi, eulogised Nderi as a talented turntablist who had a great sense of humor. He also asked people to respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.
“Alex was a great addition to the larger Capital FM team, encompassing great talent as a disc jockey, producer and possessed an interesting ”right wing” sense of humour.
“To honour him, we will celebrate him for the passion he had for this company, his direct breakfast team, his fellow mixmasters and cherish the moments we shared with him,” he stated.
But this comes as there has been a growing concern over the alarming rise in suicides in Kenya.
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