Kenyan cops launch murder probe after British BBC employee dies in hotel. They claim that the victim jumped through a window from her eighth-floor room to his death.

  • Kate Mitchell was discovered in Nairobi’s hotel room, where she had been found unconscious on Friday
  • Just before she died, Ms. Mitchell set up an emergency alarm in her bathroom. 
  • She was robbed of her window and a man was found on the ground.
  • Ms. Mitchell has worked as a broadcaster’s international charity called BBC Media Action.  

After a BBC employee was discovered dead in her hotel room, he jumped to his death from the eighth floor. A murder investigation has been initiated.

Police said that Kate Mitchell was a British citizen who had worked at the BBC’s International Charity BBC Media Action. She was discovered on Friday after her emergency alarm went off in her bedroom. 

Her window on her 8th floor was broken. The body of an older man was also found outside. 

Central Nairobi view (file Photo)

AFP spoke with Augustine Thumbi of Nairobi police, who said that although they are currently investigating the circumstances leading to these deaths, “it is evident the man jumped from the window following the murder of her,” Augustine Thumbi stated.

“We are not able to determine the motive at this time, but these are what investigators are working on.”

The BBC stated that Ms. Mitchell was a 14-year employee of the BBC, most recently in Addis Ababa’s capital.

Caroline Nursey, CEO of BBC Media Action said that they were all stunned and shocked by the terrible news.

“Kate was an extremely loved member of staff… She was known throughout our organisation especially by the teams in London, South Sudan, Zambia and Ethiopia.

“We extend our deepest sympathy to her family, and all her friends throughout the world,” she said.

Donor-funded charities focus on supporting marginalised groups in the world through media and community.