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Autopsy reveals cause of death for Jahmby's dad on day of daughter's burial

Naserian Koikai his daughter also revealed the distressing message that prompted her to to rush to her father's house where she found him dead

A screenshot image of father to late Jahmby Koikai speaking to local media at Saint Church on June 8
  • Koikai, 65, died on Friday, June 14 morning, the same day his daughter Jahmby was to be laid to rest at Lang’ata Cemetery. 
  • Police removed the body which had a slit on the throat to Montezuma Funeral Home
  • Pathologist Grace Midigo says Koikai died of excessive bleeding due to the wound on his neck

Daniel Koikai, father of the late reggae MC and menstrual health advocate Jahmby Koikai, passed away from suicide on the same day his daughter was laid to rest, an autopsy has revealed.

Daniel Koikai, 65, was found dead with a deep cut on his throat on Friday, June 14, just hours before his daughter's funeral at Lang’ata Cemetery.

According to TV47, the autopsy conducted at Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home in Mbagathi, Nairobi, revealed that Koikai died from excessive bleeding due to a slit wound on his neck.

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Pathologist Grace Midigo confirmed, "Koikai succumbed to severe bleeding from a significant wound on his throat."

The tragic discovery was made by Koikai's daughter, Naserian Koikai, who received a distressing message from her father around 9:15 a.m. on that fateful day. The message read, "AM SORRY IT HAD TO COME TO THIS."

"This alarming message prompted her to rush to his rented apartment at Tatu City," the police report read.

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Upon arrival, Naserian found the door locked from the inside and, after knocking repeatedly without a response, she gained entry through the bedroom window.

"Inside, she found her father's lifeless body lying in a pool of blood, clutching a knife in his right hand," the report continued.

The police swiftly removed the body, which bore a slit on the throat, to Montezuma Funeral Home.

This double tragedy has left the Koikai family and the community in profound shock and grief.

Jahmby Koikai, who was known for her passionate advocacy for menstrual health and reggae music, was laid to rest in a ceremony attended by numerous mourners who now also mourn her father's untimely death.

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Ghetto Radio, a former employer of Jahmby, was the first to announce that Ambassador Koikai died under unclear circumstances.

The previous day, he delivered an emotional tribute at his late daughter's memorial service, acknowledging his shortcomings as a father and asking for her forgiveness.

Ambassador Koikai revealed the complexities of his relationship with Jahmby, marked by long periods of absence due to his work commitments as a diplomat.

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