Yesterday, Ruth Matete underwent a rigourous interrogation for hours from detectives from the DCI’s Homicide unit over the death of her husband and fellow pastor John Apewajoye.
The interrogation took place at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road following summons last week.
Matete was accompanied by father Mr Abel Amunga, lawyer Mr Robert Odanga and a female friend. Mr. Odanga told journalists that his client was asked to narrate events that led to the gas cylinder accident earlier reported as the cause of her husband’s death.
Meanwhile, Apewajoye’s post-mortem has been postponed to Thursday. The detectives also went to Ms Matete’s home in Athi River, Machakos County to collect evidence to establish events that preceded Apewajoye’s death.
According to a report in the Nation, Bellevue South Hospital, the facility accused of mishandling Matete’s late husband when he was hospitalised after the accident, sought to have an independent pathologist present during the examination that will take place at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) mortuary in Nairobi.
Apewajoye, a Nigerian, died at KNH after sustaining burns in the couple’s house at Great Wall Gardens Estate in Athi River with the cause of his death being initially being described as the gas explosion which occurred on March 30 and he died on April 11, almost two weeks later.
Miss Matete said in her statement that Apewajoye was initially taken to Shallom Hospital and later transferred to Bellevue South and admitted to the high dependency unit.
After he was later transferred to KNH due to ensuing complications the singer was asked by a nurse questioned Bellevue’s decision to admit a burns patient for a week knowing well that the hospital did not have a burns unit.
Ruth later recorded that KNH had told her that Apewajoye had not been receiving enough water at Bellevue South, and that this led to his kidney failure.