Controversial vernacular musician Lawrence Njuguna, popularly known as DJ Faxto, has been christened the ‘Mugithi Artist of the Year’ at the E360 awards.
The award show, in its Instagram account, announce DJ Fatxo as the winner, but the post elicited relatively mixed comments from fans , mostly due to the ongoing probe on the death of Jeff Mwathi which occurred at DJ Fatxo’s apartment.
“Congrats DJ Faxto for winning Male Mugithi Artist of the Year East Africa in e360 Awards 4th edition 2022/2023,” wrote the award show.
Other winners included Meshack Mwengei (Most Voted Male Artist), Phelix Owiny (Male Model of the Year), Joseph Sonko Jnr (Differently Abled of the Year), Fred Muyanga (Gospel Artist of the Year) and Sarafina Salim (Female Mugithi Artist of the Year).
DJ Fatxo is currently a suspect in the death of 23-year-old Jeff Mwathi, who allegedly fell from his apartment in Kasarani. The interior designer had met with the artiste to discuss a supposed job offer.
Mwathi’s death drew public interest, with Mt. Kenya Members of Parliamentt recently calling for the exhumation of the body for DNA tests to be conducted to aid in the identification and arrest of key suspects.