Residents of Njoro have clashed with the police during the exhumation of Jeff Mwathi’s body in Nakuru County.
The residents expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of investigations arguing that police are taking too long to arrests the culprits.
It took the intervention of the area police boss for the residents to allow investigators and the government pathologist to exhume Mwathi’s body.
“I urge you to move away and allow the officers to exhume the body and conduct a fresh forensic examination as this is a matter of national interest,” the area police boss stated.
Mwathi’s body is currently undergoing tests and a repeat postmortem at the site in order to ascertain the cause of his death.
Detectives handling the case have already concluded that the 23-year-old interior designer was murdered and did not jump to his death as earlier reported.
It was initially reported he died by suicide in the February 22 incident.
On Tuesday, Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Mohamed Amin personally joined the investigations team during the reconstruction of the scene of Jeff Mwathi’s tragic death at an apartment located in Kasarani, Nairobi.
In a statement, Amin examined the compound where Mwathi allegedly fell to his death and also explored possible angles from which the deceased likely fell from the apartment.
The investigation team also proceeded inside DJ Fatxo’s apartment in a bid to piece together the final moments of the interior designer.
“In the reconstruction, the DCI Headquarters homicide team and crime scene personnel from the DCI National Forensic Laboratory sought to identify gaps that the exhumation is expected to provide answers once DNA and Toxicology analyses are concluded,” said Amin.