DCI Grills Ruth Matete for 6 Hours Over Husband's Death

  • BelovedJohn Apewajoye
    Ruth Matete and her husband BelovedJohn Apewajoye
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  • Gospel music star and pastor Ruth Matete was on Tuesday, April 21 grilled by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for at least six hours at the agency's Kiambu Road headquarters in Nairobi.

    Matete was questioned in connection with the death of her husband, BelovedJohn Apewajoye who allegedly died from a gas explosion at their home, spending twelve days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) before passing away.

    Matete was also reportedly accompanied by detectives to her home in Wall Gardens Estate, Athi River, on Tuesday, April 21 where various samples were collected as investigators continued to probe the matter.

    She had previously been interrogated by the DCI detectives on Friday, April 17.

    Gospel singer Ruth Matete pictured with her late husband BelovedJohn Apewajoye
    Gospel singer Ruth Matete pictured with her late husband BelovedJohn Apewajoye
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    Matete had announced the passing of her husband via a Facebook post on Sunday, April 19.

    Through her lawyer, Robert Odanga, she is reportedly planning to sue Bellevue Hospital in South C where the husband was admitted.

    She is also planning to file a lawsuit against manufacturers of the gas cylinder which exploded leading to Apewajoye's death.

    Following the explosion, Apewajoye was rushed to Shalom Hospital before being taken to the High Dependency Unit at Bellevue.

    A video, however, later surfaced of Apewajoye's Nigerian manager claiming that Matete had a hand in the death of Apewajoye who was also an ordained pastor.

    The manager, Jesse McJessy, described Matete as psychotic as he accused her of seeking to cover up her husband's death.

    He further claimed that Matete was violent towards Apewajoye and had tried to stab him before.

    "BelovedJohn's marriage was never rosy. Ruth Matete you can tell the whole world the truth. You were very violent, you have stabbed him not once, not twice, not thrice.

    "The last time you tried to kill BelovedJohn, I was there in Athi River in Greatwall Gardens. You guys had a fight and you almost killed him," he stated.

    According to him, Ruth did not inform BelovedJohn’s family in Nigeria about the explosion and neither did she give accurate information about his status in the hospital.

    Gospel singer Ruth Matete pictured with her husband BelovedJohn Apewajoye
    Gospel singer Ruth Matete pictured with her husband BelovedJohn Apewajoye