Capital FM has released a statement confirming the death of one of their employees who took his life while still in the office.
Alex Murimi Nderi, 34, popularly known as DJ Lithium, has been confirmed dead after drinking rat poison while in the office. Lithium committed suicide on Wednesday evening after spending his last moments on duty at Capital FM. He left behind a suicide note that was not opened.
In a statement on their website, the station confirmed the death saying colleagues found him in the IT department and immediately rushed him to the Nairobi Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to the management, the family of the DJ was immediately informed and called to the hospital.
“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 mixxmasters and cherish the moments we shared with him. At this difficult time, we kindly ask you to respect the family’s privacy as we all grieve Alex’s loss.
The station also believes the death of the DJ was from a family matter and not office pressure has many have claimed on social media.
He left a suicide note that suggested he was struggling judging by his last tweets indicating, he was battling depression.
In one of his tweets, DJ Lithium wrote: “Sh6500 for a therapy session is bloody expensive.”
“Every journey has to come to an end.” was his last tweet before he committed suicide.