Capital FM has released a statement following the death of one of the station’s staff member, Alex Murimi Nderi alias DJ Lithium.
DJ Lithium died after swallowing rat poison while at the station’s office on Wednesday evening, leaving behind a suicide notice.
The station’s management has however asked the public to give Lithium’s family some privacy during this difficult time.
“At this difficult time, we kindly ask you to respect the family’s privacy as we all grieve Alex’s loss,” the company said.
According to the statement, Lithium passed on while at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been rushed for immediate medical attention after he lost consciousness while at the office.
“DJ Lithium died on Wednesday at the Nairobi Hospital where he was rushed on emergency after collapsing in the office. Lithium’s family was notified of the emergency and arrived in hospital shortly after where they were fully briefed,” Capital FM said.
The management said that medics tried their best to save his life but unfortunately, he passed on.
The statement however says that the circumstances surrounding the death of the 34-year old is currently under the relevant authorities.
“The circumstances surrounding Alex’s death are a family matter which has been taken over by relevant authorities, the station’s management said and called on staff and the public to accord the family privacy,” read the statement.
The deceased worked at the station for a period of 8 years as a DJ and Producer.
“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 humour,” Danny Munyi, Capital FM’s Programmes Director said.
“To honour 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.
“Staff and management at Capital FM condole with the family and will offer our full support,” Capital FM said.