Matete family, friends to bury Nigerian husband in Lang’ata, Nairobi


Gospel artist Ruth Matete is set to bury her husband at Langata cemetery in Nairobi.

A family spokesman said remains of the late Beloved John Olakami Apewajoye will be buried at the Lang’ata cemetery Thursday morning.The body has been  at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Mortuary since April 11 when he succumbed to fire related injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Most of the deceased relatives and friends reside in Nigeria and will not be able to attend the burial because of the ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions.

He succumbed to burn wounds resulting from a fire incident that occurred at the couple’s house  in Athi River on March 30 and he succumbed to the burns on April 11.

His wife Matete has been struggling to clear her late husband’s accumulated hospital bills amounting to over Sh600,000 which she partially raised through an online fundraising platform.
Ms Matete has been questioned by Directorate of Criminal Investigations over her husband’s mysterious death.The Nigerian Embassy in Nairobi had requested that the body be held until the ongoing probe into the deceased’s death is concluded, a move that Ms Matete objected to. 

“He died because of burns which were mixed degree burns estimated at 60 percent. In burns, what kills are the complications that arise. In this case there was sepsis, multiple organs failure and all that,” explained Chief government pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor.