- Daily Nation
Gospel musician Ruth Matete on Thursday, July 23, penned an emotional tribute to her late husband Beloved John Apewajoye, who succumbed to burn injuries sustained after a gas explosion at their home in Athi River.
During the burial that was held at Lang'ata cemetry, Matete showered praises on her husband, saying that he was a God-fearing man.
"Being together for four years, my life and yours had become almost one. There was no way you would mention Ruth Matete and not add Beloved John but such is life," Matete stated.The body of the late John Apewajoye being moved from the KNH mortuary on Thursday, July 23.
"Meeting you was divine. We had our ups and downs but we made it through. When I was praying to God for a husband, I prayed that he would send me someone who loved God genuinely and I got the exact package that I asked for," she added.
In the night leading to Beloved John's death, Matete disclosed that she felt a strange coldness for about 10 minutes and at 6 am the following day, she received a call from the hospital.
On arriving at the hospital on Aprill 11, Matete was informed that her husband had passed on at 8:30 pm the previous night.
"As hard as it has been, I have accepted God's will, it doesn't make sense now but I'm certain it will someday," she concluded.
On his part, Abel Amunga, Matete's father stated that he had forgiven those who spoke ill about his daughter on social media.
He added that Beloved John would be celebrated once the Covid-19 pandemic was under control.
"This man must be celebrated in a big way. I’ve never had a son, he is my son and the first person to grant me the honour of being called a grandfather,” he stated.
Beloved John's body has been lying at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Mortuary since April after the Nigerian High Commission requested to have his body detained until the Nigerian government approved its release.
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