Mwiki building rooftop fall: Police probe death of college student Blair Muthomi

Detectives at the Kasarani police station have launched an investigation into the death of a 23-year-old student, Blair Muthomi, who is suspected to have fallen to his death from a building in Kasarani’s Mwiki area.

Muthomi, a mechanical engineering trainee at the Nairobi Technical Training Institute, lived in an apartment alongside two friends in the Kasarani area of Nairobi.

“Tumeweza kuonyeshwa viungo vingi vya mwili, moyo umepasuka, maini yamepasuka, hali yake ilikuwa imesambaratika kabisa,” said Muthomi’s uncle Wycliffe Muriithi.

The incident occurred when Muthomi allegedly fell several feet from the rooftop of the building where he lived and landed head-first in a ditch at a nearby construction site.

His housemates discovered his body shortly after the fall, and the police were immediately notified. A former worker at the construction site, identified as Macharia, was to open the gate for workers to move materials to the rooftop of the building when Muthomi’s housemates followed him.

The deceased was set to graduate in a few weeks and had a promising future ahead of him. According to his family, he was a humble and hardworking son who had bright prospects.

His family is still in shock and disbelief over his sudden demise, and they are struggling to come to terms with the tragic news.

“Nasikia niko na moyo mgumu sana kwa sababu huyu ni kijana yangu ya kwanza. We have not even broken the news to the siblings, we do not know what to tell them,” Muthomi’s mother Kajuju Mwiathi said.

The police have taken his two housemates as persons of interest into custody as part of the investigation, and a post-mortem examination has been conducted on the body of the deceased.

According to pathologists, Muthomi died of injuries to the abdomen and chest that were consistent with the fall. However, the police have not ruled out foul play, given the circumstances surrounding his death.

This incident marks the second such investigation at the Kasarani police station in the last two weeks, following the death of interior designer Jeff Mwathi, who allegedly fell from the tenth floor of a building in Nairobi.

Six people, including renowned Kikuyu musician, DJ Fatxo, are being questioned in connection with Mwathi’s death.

TV Report by Investigations reporter Brian Obuya.

AM Live

AM Live is NTV's morning current affairs show that sets the agenda for the day with insightful panels every weekday.

Business Redefined

Business Redefined is Kenya’s premier thought leadership platform for unpacking matters regarding economic and finance policy as well demystifying complex developments in the region’s capital markets.

Daily Politics

This is Daily Politics. Here we look into the ins and outs of everything Kenyan politics. We pull no punches and have no reason to sugarcoat anything that matters to Kenyans.


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Full Episodes

A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Gumzo La Sato

Gumzo La Sato is a live social issues show that aims to create awareness about issues affecting the larger society. The discussions range from Parenting, Marital bliss and struggles, Oppression, violence, and all matters of the Heart.

Health Diary

Health Diary is a weekly show that highlights different types of diseases/conditions and seeks ways to prevent, treat/manage them. The show debunks this through real life stories and also feature specialists in different fields, to offer medical advice on the same.

Letter To My Younger Self

Letter To My Younger Self is a podcast where guests get to write a letter to their younger self, from which Maxine formulates questions to ask them during the hour-long show.

Mazao Talks

Mazao looks at agriculture and agribusiness

Nation Reports

Nation Reports is a weekly podcast offers an opportunity for listeners to interact with various reporters and journey with them as they unravel the biggest most emotive stories.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost peeks through the story of Louis Otieno, the times, and everything in between.



Speaking of GEN Z

Speaking of Gen Z brings you entertaining but meaningful conversations about a generation that is trying to navigate through adulthood. Join hosts Michelle, Jackie and Esther as they unravel all things Gen Z.


Sport-On is a 30-minute sports magazine show on NTV and 3 hours on NATION FM. The show seeks to give the sports “fanatics” and “funatics” comprehensive and in-depth coverage of sports both locally and internationally.


Thamani is a business show which is dedicated to emerging issues regarding micro, small and medium size businesses.

The Trend

A two-hour-long live show that airs on Fridays. The show focuses on what is current in the entertainment industry, controversial and popular across all media platforms targeting those aged between 25 and 35 years.

The trend podcast

The trend podcast highlights and captures the best of banter from #TTTT segment that airs every Friday on NTV. It's the TTTT EXTRA

The Wicked Edition

The Wicked Edition with Dr. King’ori seeks to address serious issues through humour and relatable wit. It is a two-part half hour show filmed in front of a live audience


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula


Twende is a travel show that highlights beautiful, unique, diverse locations, people, and cultures. The show offers fresh perspectives on familiar locations and memorable experiences in new ones.


This Saturday evening lifestyle show lets viewers share their stories and life experiences as openly & honestly for the purpose of shifting the culture of silence.

VIP Access

VIP ACCESS is Anyiko Owoko’s YouTube and podcast show on Music and Culture dedicated to promoting Africa’s most promising talent and creatives. This podcast grants you VIP access into timeless interviews while providing a platform for rising as well as established artists across the continent. Since launching in 2018, Anyiko has interviewed over 70 African music stars.


This weekly news show aims to have all sides of debate but not be constrained by it, listen to main voices in the contest but not allow them to hold the viewers hostage, entertain debate but allow push back with all due respect.

When death do us part

In this podcast, three widowers openly speak about the process of grief, how they found themselves exposed to the emotional turmoil of losing their wives, and how society still does not know how to deal with them.

Your World

Your World is a health, wellness and variety show. It provides a platform for audiences and experts to share their experiences on how to improve or manage health issues, across Kenya and the Africa region.