BBC Senior project manager Found Dead
The prime suspect in the murder of Kate Mitchell, a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Senior project manager for BBC Media Action manager was found dead by police officers.
The journalist was assigned to BBC Media Action's Ethiopian office and is said to have recently returned to the country. The journalist may have been strangled to death by a man she had been with earlier at the hotel after allegedly getting into an altercation, according to investigations.
According to Nairobi regional police commander Augustine Nthumbi, the suspect jumped off the eighth floor of the hotel room through the room's window in order to evade the hotel security officers. He, however, jumped to his death and his body was later retrieved by police.
According to Nairobi Regional Police Commander Benjamin Nthumbi, Mitchell's hotel room's door was locked from inside when detectives arrived. They found her body inside the room and noticed some shards of a broken window on the floor."Upon checking through the window, the detectives saw a man's body lying on the ground. He was later identified as the man Mitchell had been seen with earlier," Nthumbi said.
"The man had jumped off the eighth floor of the hotel through the room's window," said Mr. Nthumbi. Meanwhile, an internal communication memo to BBC staff in Nairobi says the circumstances surrounding her death are unclear.