As per Nairobi County police commandant Augustine Nthumbi, the suspect jumped off the eighth floor of the hotel through the room's window to escape the hotel’s security officials. He, however, jumped to his demise and his body was subsequently recovered by police.
"The suspected culprit jumped off the eighth floor of the hotel through the rooms window after detecting that the hotel security may be after him, Nthumbi told Kenyans.co.ke
The Nairobi police boss, however, pointed out that criminal investigators are as yet concluding investigations to decide if he is the actual murder suspect of the BBC journalist. After a posthumous is conducted on Mitchell's body, a report will be released with details of the hotel's incident.
Mitchell, who was in charge for BBC Media Action's Senior Projects in the Ethiopian office, was found dead dead in her hotel room on Friday evening, November 19.
She had more than 14 years in BBC and was highly acknowledged by her peers for her extensive work in Zambia, South Sudan and most recently in Ethiopia.
"The conditions of Kates demise are not very clear right now and we are working with the UK high commission and the police in Nairobi. Obviously, we will offer every assistance that we can; and I will share anything that I can with you when we can. There is no sign that her demise is associated to her work or to the BBC," read a memo sent to all staff working at the company. "This news will be incredibly hard for us all, and particularly for those teams who worked closely with Kate," added the assertion.
Her role in the organization, BBC Action, involved working alongside other media companies to promote human rights and reduce poverty globally.
"Media helps people make sense of events, engage in dialogue, and shape their own lives. However, many millons actually lacks access to free, reliable and practical information. We work with partners to help poor and marginalized people access their own rights, increase their choices and lead healthier existences," reads a description of the organization.
The incident uncovers the predominant crimes within the country's capital. As per a previous police report, the common crimes within the incorporate robbery, burglary, assault causing actual bodily harm, robbery with violence, possession of narcotic drugs and murder.
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