Capital FM’s Alex Nderi alias DJ Lithium is dead.
The DJ died on Wednesday evening at Nairobi hospital.
Preliminary reports stated that Lithium might have taken a rat poison at the Capital premises Lonroh House in the Central Business District.
He also left behind a note.
The staff tried to resuscitate him but it was late.
Kilimani head of police Muturi Mbogo said Lithium was rushed to Nairobi hospital in an ambulance and was confirmed dead on arrival.
“We understand that he swallowed poison in his office after a series of events,” Mbogo said.
Lithium deleted all his social media accounts and texted close friends and family telling them he is gone.
Capital published an article saying that 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.
“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.”