Breaking News: DJ Joe Mfalme and Six Others Remanded in Custody for 14 Days

Investigators looking into the case surrounding the tragic passing of Dagoretti Deputy DCIO Inspector Felix Kintosi have been granted permission to hold in custody seven individuals, including a well-known DJ and three members of the police force.

A Kibera court allowed the application by the investigating officer to detain Allan Ochieng, Eric Gathua, Simon Wanjiru and Joseph Mwenda also known as DJ Joe Mfalme.

Also to remain behind bars as detectives complete the probe as Khadija Abdi Wako, Sammy Rotich and Agnes Mogoi, who are police officers attached to Kikuyu Police station.

DJ Joe Mfalme will be detained at Kabete Police Station, Allan Ochieng, Eric Kariuki Gathua, and Simon Wambugu Wanjiru at Muthangari Police Station, while Khadija Abdi Wako, Sammy Cheruyot Rotich and Agnes Kerubo Mogoi who are police officers, will be detained at Riruta Police Station.

This matter will be mentioned on 8th of April for further directions.

The court heard that preliminary investigations revealed that Kintosi had been involved in a slight non-injury accident while driving his Subaru forester KBM 233J, near Kikuyu police station.

The officer’s vehicle was involved in the slight accident with KDK 788N which had five occupants including the DJ.

An altercation ensued and Kintosi was beaten and Khadija, a traffic police officer responded and took him to Kikuyu police station.

But as he was being taken away, Kintosi allegedly complained of abdominal pain and that he was passing blood as he urinated.

At the desk were Rotich and Agnes who later released him.

His situation worsened and was rushed to Nairobi West Hospital where he was admitted.

He died on March 21, 2024.

The investigator told the court there is a very high likelihood that the suspects would interfere with investigations, if released on bond.

“It is fair and just for this Court to grant the orders prayed so that the investigating officer may gather sufficient evidence on this matter including recording relevant witnesses statements, obtain treatment record from the hospital, obtain CCTV footage of the crime scene, call data records of the respondents, arrest of another suspect who is still at large, take the respondents to Mama Lucy Hospital for mental assessment and forward investigation file to Director of Public Prosecution, “, IO told the court.

The court informed that although seven people had been arrested, one was still at large.

Then investigating officer added that he was yet to record statements from potential witnesses, obtain CCTV footage from the scene among other evidence.

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