- Lawyer defending DJ Fatxo says Jeff Mwathi was suicidal and drunkard
- Inquest told that Jeff faced domestic adversities
Slain Jeff Mwathi was suicidal and alcoholic. the inquest was told.
In a testimony before the inquest, DJ Fatxo’s lawyer Duncan Okatch revealed that the late Jeff was bitter. He would take alcohol and threaten to stab himself with a dagger.
On one occasion, the deceased complained to one of his close friends, who recorded a statement that he was not happy with how his family treated him.
” Are you aware that on one occasion Jeff told his friends when drunk that he was unhappy with how his mother did not like the job he was doing and took a knife pointed to himself threatening that he would kill himself?” He posed to the inquest.
In his complaints, Jeff disclosed that his mother did not enroll him in college after he finished secondary education and instead his younger brother surpassed him who was enrolled immediately after KCSE.
The prosecution witness Stephen Mwangi, however could not tell exactly who killed Jeff or the cause of his death, nor could he establish from the two postmortem that were conducted one by government’s chiel pathologist Joansen Oduor and a parallel family doctor.
” I cannot tell what exactly killed Jeff even after two autopsies, but I doubt if Jeff could toss himself from 10th floor, he was a friend and told me nearly all his problems.” He spoke.
He said that the late Jeff never complained to him directly of any problems.
In cross examination by the family lawyer Danstan Omari, the witness said he had no information to provide to the court on how the deceased met his death.
The late Jeff passed on 22nd February 2023 at Redwood apartment where rumors indicated that he had jumped from the 10th floor flat.
The hearing of the inquest will continue on 1st November 2023.