Shock and disbelief as Capital FM presenter and DJ Alex Nderi dies while at work

Shock and disbelief as Capital FM presenter and DJ Alex Nderi dies while at work

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH FEB,2022-Capital FM turntablist and presenter Alex Nderi, known to many as DJ Lithium, has passed away.

According to multiple media reports, the disc jockey died by suicide after ingesting poison at the station’s offices in Nairobi.

Nderi’s colleagues were reported to have found him lying unconscious, minutes after digesting the chemical. The Capital FM staff swiftly called for help after efforts to resuscitate him turned futile.

Capital FM's disc jockey Alex Nderi alias DJ Lithium who committed suicide on Janaury 19, 2022.
Capital FM’s disc jockey Alex Nderi alias DJ Lithium who committed suicide on January 19, 2022.

DJ Lithium was rushed to 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 and also wrote a suicide note which his colleagues revealed will only be opened by his family members.

According to   Kilimani Police Station OCS, Muturi Mbogo,who  confirmed the incident revealed that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had taken over the matter.

Further, he stated that the deceased’s body was taken to Lee Funeral Home where a post-mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of his death.

There has been a growing concern over the alarming rise in suicides in Kenya.

According to data from the National Service (NPS), over 500 people in the country took their lives in the first six months of 2021.

Dr. Frank Njenga, the Presidential Adviser on Mental Health, confirmed the statistics, noting that in recent times the situation has worsened, perhaps due to the Covid-19 pandemic

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