Ruth Matete Needs 600,000 To Bury Her Husband

by Muthoni Kimani
July 8, 2020

After about three months of pain and heartache, the family of former Tusker Project Fame winner Ruth Matete can sleep peacefully. This comes as a result of a legal plea that the family was pushing to have the body of her late husband released for burial.

For this to happen, The hospital wants Sh600,000 to release the body. The deceased, Pastor John Olakami Apewajoye body has been lying at the mortuary for about three months since he succumbed to burn wounds from a fire incident that occurred in their house at Gateway Estate in Athi River.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has formally requested Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) mortuary to waive the charges of Matete's husband.

“We hereby request that you consider waiving the body storage charges resulting from the retention of the body as a result of a request by the Nigerian High Commission to have time to consult the deceased’s brother’s in Nigeria,”

Matete’s close friend Jeridah Andayi made a plea to Ruth's friends to assist her and the family clear the mortuary bill;

“Finally! My look-alike and little siz Ruth Matete can now bury her husband. God is good. Kindly support her to give Pastor Beloved John a good sendoff through pay-bill 891300, Account number 39659. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It’s been tough. God has shown himself,”

Her lawyer Mr. Robert Odanga said his client can't get her life back yet;

“At the moment everything is at a standstill, she cannot launch her album, teach at her music school or preach at her church with the dark cloud hanging over her name. The public perception is stacked against her,”

Her lawyer Mr. Robert Odanga said his client can't get her life back yet;

He also added that the effect the case has had on his client's career had caused her a substantial financial burden on top of her mourning.

She can no longer engage in her income-generating activities.