Kenyan Gospel singer Ruth Matete has finally been granted the permission to bury her Nigerian husband Beloved John Apewajoye, who died on April 12th, 2020
The news was made public by Radio Citizen Presenter Jerida Andayi, who appealed to the public to help Matete give the late Pastor Beloved John a good sendoff.
Jeridah Andayi’s post read
“Finally! My lookalike 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 paybill 891300 Account number 39659 . Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It’s been tough. God has shown Himself”.
Ms Matete was barred from burying her husband by the Nigerian embassy, on grounds that they wanted to ascertain the actual cause of his death before he is laid to rest. The stand-off between the embassy and Matete’s family is what resulted to body of Pastor Apewajoye staying at KNH Mortuary for almost three months now.
The singer has gone through alot ever since her husband died she has been grilled and recorded several statements with the DCI looking into the death of her husband.
Postmortem done on John Apewoje showed that he died of multiple organ failures as a result of the 60% burn that he had suffered. Chief government pathologist Johansen Oduor conducted their exercise.
Accusing fingers had been pointed at Ruth following a video recording of a Nigerian national claiming to be the manager to the late. In his wild accusations, he said Ruth had a record of violence towards her husband and that a possibility of her hand in death shouldn’t be ruled out.
Nigerian embassy immediately ordered for the body not to be released until a postmortem and in-depth investigation into the death is done and determined. Reports however indicate that, his burial is yet to be confirmed as embassy instructed the state to wait for a go ahead.