Popular Capital FM disk jockey Alex Nderi, alias DJ Lithium, has died in a suspected suicide.
Reports indicate that Nderi, 34, took poison at Capital FM offices at Lonroh House in Nairobi on Wednesday evening and collapsed moments later. His colleagues rushed him to the Nairobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Star reports that the deceased left behind a suicide note, disabled his social media accounts, and contacted family and friends bidding them goodbye.
Confirming the incident, Kilimani OCS Muturi Mbogo said the deceased had apparently ingested poison.
“We understand that he swallowed poison in his office after a series of events,” he said.
Capital FM management has appealed to the public to grant the family privacy in mourning Nderi, saying the circumstances surrounding his death are a family matter which has been taken over by relevant authorities.
“Alex was a great addition to the larger Capital FM team, encompassing great talent as a DJ, producer and possessed an interesting ”right-wing” sense of humor,” said Danny Munyi, the stations’ Programs Director.
“To honor 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.”
Nderi hosted the Club Capital show, every Friday from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM and on Jam Fridays from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.