Emotions run high as Ruth Mattete buries husband in the absence of his relatives

    Emotions ran high as singer Ruth Matete intered the remains of her Nigerian husband, Beloved John Olakami Apewajoye.

    The remains of the deceased whose controversial death sent tongues wagging was buried at Lang’ata Cemetery, Nairobi.

    The family of the deceased did not make it for the burial due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions currently in force.

    Apewajoye succumbed to burn wounds resulting from a fire incident that occurred at the couple’s house at Gateway Estate in Athi River on March 30.

    Matete was involved in a tussle with the Nigerian Embassy in Nairobi which had requested that the body be held until investigations into his death were complete.

    The kept at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) morgue as investigations into the cause of death were carried out by the DCI with the bill rising to Ksh 600,000.

    The DCI intervened to have the bill waivered with Matete stating that she was happy with intervention.

    Earlier on, the singer had maintained that the Nigerian Embassy should clear the bill, blaming the embassy for the stand-off that saw the bill rise.

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

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