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Capital FM Issues Statement as Popular DJ, Presenter Dies While at Work, Clears Its Name



Capital FM has mourned the death of one of its staff who died last night under strange circumstances.

DJ Lithium, whose real name was Alex Murimi, allegedly took rat poison on Wednesday evening while at work.

He was reportedly found at the toilet struggling with the negative effects of the chemical on the body. Rat poison can cause internal bleeding, organ failure, paralysis, coma, and death when ingested by humans.

He was taken to Nairobi Hospital, but efforts to resuscitate him failed.

“DJ Lithium died on Wednesday at the Nairobi Hospital when he was rushed on emergency after collapsing in the office. The family was notified of the emergency and arrived in hospital shortly after where they were fully briefed,” Capital FM said.

However, the station distanced itself from his death.

“The circumstances surrounding Alex’s death are a family matter which has been taken over by relevant authorities, the station’s management called on staff and the public to accord the family privacy,” the company stated.

Before taking his life, DJ Lithium, who hosted two shows and also worked as a producer at the station, sent a message to some people, saying goodbye and wrote a suicide note.

Danny Munyi, Capital FM’s Programmes Director eugolised the deceased as a person who possessed the “right-wing sense of humour”.

“Alex was a great addition to the larger Capital FM team, encompassing great talent as a DJ and producer.

“To honour him well, 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,” Munyi said.

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