Sunday, June 7, 2020 – It is nearly two months 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 burn injuries he sustained in a fire incident.
The songstress now says she is done begging the Nigerian Embassy in Nairobi to release her late husband’s body for burial.
The former Tusker Project Fame winner has written to the Nigerian Embassy through her lawyer, Robert Odanga, saying she is no longer interested in John Apewajoye’s body and shall no longer claim it.
“You can hold the body and do with it as you please,” reads part of Matete’s letter to the Embassy.
Mr. Odanga accuses the Embassy of being dismissive, unwelcoming and hostile towards Matete.
“She will now try to move on and should not be contacted by anyone in regard to the burial,” said Odanga.
The 34-year old singer, who is three months pregnant was questioned by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), who are investigating her husband’s death, after 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 Kenyan DAILY POST.