Sunday, May 10, 2020 – It is exactly one month since gospel singer, Ruth Matete’s Nigerian husband, Pastor John Apewajoye, died at Kenyatta National Hospital, where he was being treated for burns suffered while allegedly trying to fix a gas cylinder at their home in Great Wall Estate in Athi River on March 30th.
His body is still lying in a city mortuary as the Nigerian Embassy continues to block the singer from burying her husband despite an autopsy showing that Apewajoye succumbed to multiple organ failure occasioned by the burn injuries he sustained in a fire incident.
Through her lawyer, Robert Odanga, Matete claimed that the mission had blocked the release of his body for final burial rites.
“Even after conducting the autopsy with four independent pathologists present, the embassy has curtailed our effort to remove John’s body for burial,” said Odanga.
The lawyer states that the mission was holding onto the remains yet the late pastor’s family in Nigeria permitted Ruth to bury him in Kenya.
“The family in Nigeria have even written to them (the Nigerian embassy), requesting the body to be released, but they have refused to release it,” he added.
The postmortem conducted by Chief Government Pathologist, Dr. Johansen Oduor, indicated that the deceased had suffered 60 percent burns.
Last month, Apewajowe’s manager and friend, Jessy Mcjessiey, released a video claiming foul play in his sudden death and accused Matete of having a role in her husband’s death.
The 34-year old singer, who is two months pregnant has since been questioned by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), who are probing Apewajoye’s death.
The Kenyan DAILY POST