I don’t think there is any celeb in Kenya who’s had a tougher 2020 than Ruth Matete. Scratch that…Maybe Willis Raburu’s wife Maryaprude might have. But that’s another story.
Ruth lost her husband a few months ago after he died from the injuries he sustained in a gas explosion. If the former Tusker Project Fame winner thought that was bad, the resulting investigation and treatment by the Nigerian government added more salt to her injury.
The investigations focused on whether her story about her husband Beloved John Apewajoye’s death added up. Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation questioned the singer twice over Apewajoye’s death.
The Nigerian government on the other hand stopped her from burying their National without their approval-something they have been doing for the past 3 months.
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 was laid to rest.
The stand-off between the embassy and Matete’s family is what made the body of Pastor Apewajoye stay at KNH Mortuary for almost three months now.
And the worst part about this was that she was pregnant with her late husband’s baby after getting married in late 2019. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel for Rachel. She has been allowed to finally send off her late husband.
This information was revealed by Radio Citizen Presenter Jerida Andayi, who appealed to the public to help Matete give the late Pastor Beloved John a good sendoff.
“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” reads Jeridah Andayi’s post.
The Chief government Pathologist Johansen Oduor ad already revealed that Matete’s husband Pastor Beloved John died due to multiple organ failure after suffering 60 percent burns.