Emotions ran high as Alex Nderi, Capital FM’s disk jockey, popularly known as DJ Lithium, was buried on Friday at Kathanjuri village in Embu County
Tears flowed as the casket bearing the remains of the 32-year-old DJ was lowered into the grave.
Family members and friends described Nderi as a talented and hardworking man. They eulogised him as an energetic and lively DJ whose skills in the entertainment industry will not be forgotten.
“He was set to celebrate his 33rd birthday on February 19 but he never lived to do so,” a family member said. Senior Counsel Nduma Nderi, an uncle to the deceased, was among hundreds of mourners who attended the burial ceremony.
Also in attendance were Capital FM staff who described DJ Lithium as an outgoing person who related well with his colleagues. Lithium reportedly died after allegedly consuming a poisonous substance at his place of work.
Before his death, the DJ allegedly deleted all his social media accounts. His distraught colleagues said the DJ took poison at the office. He left a suicide note that pointed to family issues as the reason for his decision to end his life. DJ Lithium hosted the Club Capital show, on Fridays from 11pm to 2am as well as The Jam from 3pm to 7pm.
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