Calif Records singer Laety’s brother says she didn’t commit suicide

But says cops found her dead body with a rope around her neck

The late singer Laety. PHOTO:FACEBOOK

A few weeks ago, Kenyans woke up to the sad news that Calif records songstress Laety who rose to fame a over a decade ago with her hit ‘Siwezi Mind’, was no more.

The singer died mysteriously and the whole thing is being investigated by authorities following her death which was reported dead on June 1.


Just a few weeks before her passing, Laety had let loose an inspirational track entitled ‘Alamo’ and is reported to have committed suicide.

But her brother Edward Ochieng who spoke to The Star‘s Word Is, says investigations are still inconclusive but ruled out suicide.

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“No, she did not commit suicide.” the paper quoted him.  According to him, a few things just don’t add up.

“Now the evidence we have from the CID and according to the last witness, the last thing that happened was Laety was found unconscious with a rope tied around her throat, and she was hang on the bedroom wall.” Edward said.

Adding: “The CID had a photo, I don’t know if I can access it. It is still private. And they say there is no way her weight could be supported by the length of the rope, the house [the distance between the roof and the floor] and her height. It doesn’t add up. We have the police and we are getting investigators because even us as the family we have so many whys, we don’t know what happened, it was an unusual death.”

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He continued: “My mum tells me that there is a show Laety did and the money was held. And the person who was supposed to pay them the money never paid them, we are waiting for further details on the said show.”

Laety is said to have worked on a few unreleased projects one of which the brother said would be share with her fans soon. The singer had ditched Genge tunes for the more mature afro-driven songs.

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“I have an official track produced by Kevin Provoke it is called Africa,” Edward concluded.

Watch ‘Alamo’ by Laety below: