I always knew it was going to be a girl! Ruth Matete’s father speaks

After all the craziness and sadness that has surrounded her this year, gospel singer Ruth Matete is finally the newest mother in town.

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The musician welcomed a baby girl Toluwa Apewajoye on the 19th of October at Ruai Family Hospital RFH. In an interview with Mpasho’s Elizabeth Ngigi, the singer father Abel Amunga said that he was excited to finally be called a grandpa.

The proud grandfather then related that his daughter had delivered through CS as she had to deliver slightly earlier due to high blood pressure.

“She had high blood pressure and in order to save both the mother and the child, the doctor recommended a premature CS be done which was successful and both are safe and healthy. Ruth was expecting her baby in mid-November but the baby came three weeks earlier. the doctors tried to push it up to around 37 weeks but it was not possible.”

Ruth had previously admitted that she would be delivering a baby boy. What had happened since then? Her dad explained that her first and second scans revealed a son but her third scan revealed a girl.

“From the time she went for her third scan, we’ve always known it is a girl. I knew it was a girl from the word go and I spoke out of inspiration like I always do. A lot of people looked at her traits and expected she was expecting a girl but the first word that came from my mouth, I said it is a girl.”

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Ruth Matete’s ex-lover Princetsyder reveals whether he squandered her Sh5million

Ruth Matete’s life has been one full of fantastic highs and depressing lows over the years. One of her highs was winning Tusker Project Fame with the winner being awarded Sh. 5 million.

The woman of God walked away with a cash prize after all her hard work where she had amazed Kenyans with her awesome voice.

But soon afterward there were reports that she had lost a lot of that money. A lot of the blame game was put on her then-boyfriend Princetsyder.

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Many said that he had squandered her money, an allegation that has kept like fine wine over the years. But the man wants to clear his name and recently spoke to Tahidi High’s OJ.

During the interview, Princetsyder said his relationship with Tusker Project Fame winner ruined his life after some claimed he was accused of spending Matete’s KSh 5 million;

“My relationship with Ruth Matete was one of the hardest. To some point, she does not even know if she messed up my life. We were in a relationship and guys assumed I misused all her money. When I met her, she did not have any money,” he told OJ.

He added that he wasn’t happy that Ruth hadn’t bothered to clear the air about the situation to the public that he did not misuse her money.

“I do not think Ruth is a dumb girl who will allow a man to come and squander her money. At least she should have clarified I was a different guy. We had challenges just like any other relationship and if you realise, I never spoke,” he added. The actor said that it got so bad for him that his family started doubting him.

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Kuomoka ka mkuu… 😁

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Princetsyder who used to act as Tony on Tahidi High is now a roleplayer on the popular The Real Househelps of Kawangware.

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Check out gospel singer Ruth Matete’s glorious pregnancy photo

Like her namesake Ruth in the Bible, Ruth Matete has known pain and suffering, both losing their husband’s in tragic circumstances.

Unlike Ruth from the Bible, the gospel singer was left with something valuable from her short marriage to the late BelovedJohn Apewajoye.

Just like Ruth who found joy after her immense pain and was able to get married to the wealthy farmer Boaz, Mrs. Matete also has something to be happy about.

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One day I heard @burale1 saying this in one of his live broadcasts. I will paraphrase it . "Don't tell me how they gossiped about me. Tell me why they were so comfortable to tell you" Anyway, this is what I have learned. Be very wise on how you deal with people who call themselves your friends, but are very close to people they know don't like you or your well being. But where have I been living all this while? Why am I learning these lessons now? I hope it's not too late for me. Also keep checking out his profile for his live broadcasts. I dont know if he has specific days and time for his broadcasts. He just downloads them as they come🤣 Thank me later.😊 #LessonsAmLearning #selfie #art #music #makeup #instagram #photooftheday #photoshoot #life #likeforlike

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You see, the late John left her with child. The gospel singer who confirmed the news when she buried him a few months ago has hidden the baby bump so well all this time. But no more…

Yesterday the gospel singer took the internet by storm when she posted a maternity photoshoot where she rocked a white dress with her hands on her bulging tummy, confirming that soon she will be a mother.

“You are pregnant and you are powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your contentedness. Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you.” — Unknown” reads Ruth Matete’s caption.

Matete lost her husband in April 2020, following a domestic home accident that left him with burn injuries that he later succumbed to.

 

And just like Ruth whose lineage included David-her great-grandson, I hope that her son will also portend blessings upon blessings for the chocolate-skinned pastor and a phase of increase and healing for her.

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Be very wise on how you deal with people who call themselves your friends – Ruth Matete

Ruth Matete has seen a 2020 that most Kenyans who have been affected by the disastrous Covid-19, would agree was more terrible for her than they had it.

Her husband Beloved John died after a tragic gas accident in April this year that came barely 5 months after their marriage.

The event was a turning point for her (as it should) and has molded the pregnant gospel singer since then. One of them is knowing who her real friends are.

This, she confirmed recently on her Facebook page on Friday, September 25, evening to teach her followers a thing or two about real friendship. She wrote;

”One day I heard Israel Robert Burale saying this in one of his live broadcasts. I will paraphrase it. ‘Don’t tell me how they gossiped about me. Tell me why they were so comfortable to tell you’. But where have I been living all this while? Why am I learning these lessons now? I hope it’s not too late for me,” she wrote.

She also narrated to her followers that they should be very careful of such friends because things will end up badly. ”Anyway, this is what I have learned. Be very wise on how you deal with people who call themselves your friends, but are very close to people they know don’t like you or your well being.” Ruth added.

Her fans and followers agreed with her statement showing that the old phrase, “He who has many friends most likely has no friends.”

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‘Tried to ignore the emotions’ Ruth Matete whispers on husbands birthday

 

 

Ruth Matete’s late Nigerian husband pastor John Apewajoye would be celebrating his birthday today if he was still alive.

The man of God succumbed to injuries at a city hospital in April following a gas accident. He was later buried in July.

September 22, being his birthday, Ruth took to social media to reveal that she was overpowered by emotions on his special day.

Today, Sept 22nd, my late husband would be turning a year older. Tried to ignore the emotions, but it’s hard. Say a prayer for me😔’ she wrote.

 

Her fans have sent her words of encouragement and below are some of their messages;

Grace Njuki Take heart, it shall be well, he is an angel now watching over you

kambuamuziki Prayers up 🙏and many hugs

Glorious B Mainga God is not a man that He should lie change His mind He does everything with a purpose keep looking up to Him

angilashitua Sending virtual hugs your way mummy.. it shall be well 🙏🙏

lagatdorcas It shall be Ma.. you are in my parayers

gladyspeter Praying for you, your a strong woman

 

lydiahmutola God loves you,God loves him too,angels are taking care of him,happiness is upon you gal,May God Lord bless the fruit

ciku_muchiri8 May the peace that surpasses all Human understanding abound [email protected]

ginathewriter_va Virtual hugs @pstruthmatete. May the comfort of God carry you along. Hang in there. He is a husband of the widows and a father to the fatherless. May He perfect everything concerning you, you ministry, your dreams, and desires in Jesus Name

lydiahmutola God loves you, God loves him to, may good Lord take care of him up there, happiness is for you, the fruit of your womb is already blessed….sing its well, its well, more hugs from the people who remember you in prayer

Anne Githungo The Lord has said He will never leave nor forsake you, may he strengthen you and embrace you with His loving arms. May you experience his great love peace and comfort.

Empress Shiroh It is well n it shall be well with you n your unborn son

kikimercie Sending prayers and hugs your way. Hang in there…🙏🏾

Emmah Mbarikiwa Hugs mama Toluwa…May God give you strength.As he keeps resting with the angels

Vallary Misheni All is well in the Lord, He is the husband to widows

Ngari Frank It is well May Him who See’s our troubles always watch over you

Gloria Alice  Happy birthday to him. Lots of hugs to you

claris May he continue resting with the angels and may God give you the strength to forge ahead.

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Ruth Matete narrates how pastors deserted her at her lowest moments

Gospel singer Ruth Matete has called out Kenyan pastors for deserting her during her lowest moment.

Ruth has been going through so much after she lost her husband Beloved John who succumbed to burn injuries.

Ruth was accused of being involved in the murder and she received a lot of backlash on her social media before she deactivated it.

In a lengthy post, she narrated how some pastors used her situation to mock her.

In a long post on Facebook, Ruth says most pastors do not like her and even when she was going through hell, they turned away from her.

After she has overcome and gone back to her social media, it is when they are coming back.

Ruth says even those she ministered in their church, distanced themselves from her.

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“Can we talk? I know this will land me in trouble with the Religious people but hey! So now, some of you have some weird audacity. You have never liked me from the word go and that’s alright. When I was going through hell and high waters and scandal was my name, you turned and kept your distance. You only wanna associate with me when am the star and being celebrated. But when the rubber meets the road, hamnijui. Wah! Kama kuna kitu ilinihurt that time is when pastors I have ministered in their churches left me. Like no call. Infact some of them came up with prophecies during their live broadcasts saying that God showed them I’ll go to jail and that I was guilty,’ she wrote in part.

Ruth Matete's husband's funeral
Ruth Matete’s husband’s funeral

She added that now since God has vindicated her as she picks her own broken pieces and try to move on, they are back.

“Wow!! Calling me. Texting me. Telling me you were praying for me. Mercy Lord!! Was it so hard for you to just call or text and tell me that? You avoided me like a plague. You didn’t want people to know that I serve in your church or I have ever served in your church. Indeed the heart of man is wicked. 

 Wengine wenyu, you talked and talked and I have proof. But now you’re my number one fan since I came back on social media. You comment on all my posts. Like everything I post. “Yes Pastor! We love you.” Hehehehehe.”

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She advised Christians to live according to the word and stop preaching water and drinking wine.

Anyway, it is well. And it shall continue being well. Strangers stood with me more than those I called “friends”. I have nothing against you. I won’t block you. I won’t unfriend you. I’ll let you see what God can do. Can you imagine how it would have turned out if Joseph had refused to help his brothers who had earlier on betrayed him? We need enemies to succeed. So, please keep liking my posts. Keep commenting. And if you read this na uskie kakitu kamedunga roho. Please enda kwa ile corner and think about your life for a few seconds…Aiii!! Mtapatia mtu pressure bure. Also, let’s preach Jesus Christ. The true simple gospel of Jesus Christ. The one that talks of love. Mko hapo preaching on all kinds of topic kustua watu. Loyalty!!! Fatherhood!!! Submission!! Giving!! ….anyone who leaves your church will fail! Who told you its your church? The church is Jesus Christ’s. I can’t be everybody’s cup of tea. I am not perfect. If everybody loves you, hen you’re fake!! You’re not ice cream for goodness sake! 

I don’t have to be loved by everybody. But please don’t confuse the angels assigned to me.. If you are for me, act like it. If you’re not, act like it. Stay in your lane. Don’t come to my inbox after reading this post. I will blast you! I’ll screenshot it and post it here. Am so done with fake people!! Done with religion!! Thank God, that God is not a Christian. He is not religious. Oh! If it had not been for the Lord, who was always on my side. The enemy would have swallowed me. I would have drowned in the waters. But my soul has found an escape. I have escaped like a bird from the snare of the Fowler. How is the volume? 😂 Are the subwoofers working well?.

 

Take heart Ruth Matete – These other celebs have also experienced grief and loss

Ruth Matete has gone through so much pain this year that I can’t even begin to contemplate how bad it has been for her.

For her, Covid-19 is most likely a footnote in 2020, the bigger story for the gospel singer is that she lost her husband BelovedJohn Apewajoy barely four months after they had gotten married.

The similarities between Ruth Matete’s new song, “Damu Yako” ]] “It is well with my soul”

That event while tragic was made much worse after the Nigerian government prevented her from burying John, only allowing her to do so, 3 months after his untimely death.

Ruth took a break from social media to try and mourn in private, only emerging last month to update her fans on her progress.

Ruth who is pregnant with the late John’s son shared a heart-rending message yesterday. Ruth explained how tough the experience had been for her saying that she believed that she might have been taking a long time in the mourning phase.

“Truth is some days are very hard. When death knocks at your door, there’s nothing you can do. Some days, voices in my head tell me am taking too long in this mourning phase.”

But Ruth has promised herself that she will not be too hard on herself vowing to be patient in her journey.

I patiently wait for the day God will heal me totally. But then again, some days I doubt if this kind of pain can totally heal. So I ask God to give me a new heart instead. Till then, I’ll smile when God gives me a chance to. I will laugh when God allows me to. But above all, I will keep serving Him.

Ruth’s journey with grief mirrors some other prominent celebs who have also undergone the loss of a loved one. Some other celebs who have gone through harrowing experiences with loss are below;

Size 8 and Dj Mo

The couple had a miscarriage in late 2018 that threatened to harm the integrity of their marriage. Dj Mo said that they made sure they didn’t blame each other over the loss although they said the pain was too much.

Grace Ekirapa

The Crossover101 host has narrated how tough it was for her to lose her mother while she was still a young girl, saying that her mom who died nearly two decades ago had left a void that she couldn’t ever fill.

Willis Raburu and Maryaprude Raburu

Raburu and his then-wife Marya lost their baby girl on January 1st, 2020. That loss would be the beginning of the unraveling of their relationship.

The two are currently no longer together and one would be hard-pressed to give a reason for the break-up other than the grief they experienced after they lost their child.

Tedd Josiah

The experienced veteran music producer lost his wife and mother to his baby girl in October 2017. Since then, Josiah has mourned and remembered his late wife Regina Katar in numerous posts, showing that every person has their own way of dealing with loss.

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The similarities between Ruth Matete’s new song, “Damu Yako” ]] “It is well with my soul”

If I was to surmise Ruth Matete in one word, it would be, resilient. The singer has gone through a roller-coaster life that has seen her experience such crazy highs but also some of the deepest lows that would have broken some.

The dark-skinned singer has had probably the toughest year in her life, losing her husband and soon to be father of her first-born son in April.

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The number 9 symbolizes divine completeness or conveys the meaning of finality. Christ died at the 9th hour of the day. In this 9th month of the year, just as Christ died and overcame death at the 9th hour, you too shall overcome whatever battles you're facing, in the name of Jesus Christ. I know it's been hard. It's been tough! You have cried your eyes out. Experienced such excruciating pain. But that's because the gestation period is over!!! Oh my! my! The water is about to break!!! And you're about to give birth!! I promise you, that if you can only endure the pain, you'll enjoy the gain!! It's gonna be worth it!! Welcome to September. The month of completeness. The month of finality. #completeness #finality #newbirth #happynewmonth

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The couple had been married from late 2019 and seemed to be the dream couple but fate wasn’t on their side as her husband, BelovedJohn Apewajoy passed away due to injuries he suffered after a tragic gas explosion in their home.

Ruth took a break from social media and who could blame her for she had gone through a terrible patch in her life. But after her long period of mourning, the always smiling singer is finally ready to move on.

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One day I asked God why me, and He asked me who I would wish to go through it in my stead. That's when I stopped asking why me and instead asked God to show me the reason why He allowed me to face it. Because I know nothing catches Him by surprise. And all things work together for good, to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. It's a few months since my late husband went to be with his maker, and I can candidly tell you, that I now understand why God allowed me to go through it. Do I still cry? Yes. But it gets better with time. I have made up my mind not to waste my pain. God must and will be glorified through my pain. Kindly subscribe to my YouTube channel. Link on bio. Thank you😊 #boldandcandidwithruthmatete #PstRuthMatete #ButGod

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And she has been making strides from the month of August, rejoining social media and speaking to her fans and followers.

“God must and will be glorified through my pain!” Widowed Ruth Matete speaks

But that’s not all, Ruth has been hard in the studio making music! Yes, you read that right! The singer showed off her new song on her Instagram page which dealt with her pain, frustrations and how God came through for her at her hour of need.

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I wrote this song amidst alot of pain and confusion. I needed healing for my soul. I needed provision. I needed peace. I needed deliverance from chains and shackles that had held me bound for a long time. I knew the blood of Jesus had power to do all these for me. So I wrote this song as a confession. I knew that if I confessed it, it would work for me. I pray that this song has and continues to be a blessing to you. As you listen to it, plead the blood of Jesus Christ over your situation, and watch it melt away like wax. Link in bio Remember to subscribe to my channel, so you can be the first to get a notification when I upload my new song, that am currently working on. #Damuyako #psrruthmatete

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Ruth’s song reminds me of the song “It is well with my soul” by Horatio Spafford. The song like Ruth’s comes from a place of pain and distressing difficulties.

Horatio who was a successful attorney and real estate investor lost a fortune in the great Chicago fire of 1871. But that wasn’t all, he also lost his beloved four-year-old son who died scarlet fever.

With these misfortunes, Horatio sent his wife and four daughters on a ship to England, so they could heal and unwind. He planned to join them later on but tragedy struck as while they were crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the ship was involved in a terrible collision and sunk.

More than 200 people lost their lives, including all four of Horatio Spafford’s precious daughters. His wife, Anna, survived the tragedy.

As Horatio thought about his daughters, words of comfort and hope filled his heart and mind. He wrote them down, and they have since become a well-beloved hymn, “It is well with my soul”.

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“God must and will be glorified through my pain!” Widowed Ruth Matete speaks

Ruth Matete has probably had the toughest 2020 of anyone still alive in Kenya and I say that knowing full well the havoc that Covid-19 has wreaked on the country.

The gospel musician and former Tusker Project Fame winner has gone through the valley of “death” if I can use such hyperbole.

Ruth you see, lost her husband in tragic circumstances barely 5 months after getting married to him. Her late husband BelovedJohn Apewajoye passed away in April after succumbing to injuries he had suffered in a gas explosion that had taken place in their home.

‘Put my baby and I in prayer,’ Ruth Matete asks fans after burying husband

And as if that wasn’t enough, we were to find out that Ruth was pregnant with John’s child! And the crazyiness didn’t end there yet! The police and the Nigerian government treated Ruth poorly with the singer only being allowed to bury her husband many months after his death.

Ruth Matete's husband's funeral

For many, that would be enough to stop trusting in a divine God who cares. But not Ruth. Like the proverbial Ruth of the Bible who also lost her husband, the dark-skinned lady isn’t mopping about and is already speaking in hope about her God.

In a well written post, Matete mentioned that she used to question God a lot, but later on learnt to ask for strength;

“One day I asked God why me, and He asked me who I would wish to go through it in my stead. That’s when I stopped asking why me and instead asked God to show me the reason why He allowed me to face it. Because I know nothing catches Him by surprise. And all things work together for good, to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”

She went on to add,

“It’s a few months since my late husband went to be with his maker, and I can candidly tell you, that I now understand why God allowed me to go through it. Do I still cry? Yes. But it gets better with time. I have made up my mind not to waste my pain. God must and will be glorified through my pain.”

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The number 9 symbolizes divine completeness or conveys the meaning of finality. Christ died at the 9th hour of the day. In this 9th month of the year, just as Christ died and overcame death at the 9th hour, you too shall overcome whatever battles you're facing, in the name of Jesus Christ. I know it's been hard. It's been tough! You have cried your eyes out. Experienced such excruciating pain. But that's because the gestation period is over!!! Oh my! my! The water is about to break!!! And you're about to give birth!! I promise you, that if you can only endure the pain, you'll enjoy the gain!! It's gonna be worth it!! Welcome to September. The month of completeness. The month of finality. #completeness #finality #newbirth #happynewmonth

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A few days ago, Ruth made made a comeback on Social Media, requesting Kenyans to be kind with their words, saying it’s not easy to be back, but life has to go on.

I must say I love her attitude. Her’s is a formidabble spirit, one I would like to see in more Kenyans.

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Ruth Matete reveals her unborn baby’s gender on day of husbands burial

2020 has been a very tough year for most people with Covid-19 throwing a spanner in everyone’s plans. But one person I empathise with more than others is Ruth Matete.

Why? The gospel singer lost her loving husband just a few months after getting married in late 2019. Beloved John passed away on April 11th after succumbing to burn injuries he suffered in a freak gas accident.

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What was even worse was that she was treated as a suspect from the word go with the Nigerian government even stopping her from burying John after the autopsy had been concluded.

But thankfully they finally relented and yesterday the gospel singer was able to finally give the man she had loved a worthy send-off.

Ruth Matete can now bury late husband after 3 months stay in the morgue

During the eulogy, Ruth Matete had some heartfelt words for her late spouse but what got people talking was the hope she revealed in it.

Ruth Matete's husband's funeral
Ruth Matete’s husband’s funeral

Hope in the fact that the two had already conceived a child together, a child whose gender she revealed. Ruth narrated that the late John had already picked out a name for their son before he died.

“It is a boy so he is Joshua. I’ll tell Toluwa of how kind you were pastor Beloved and what a true man of God you were. 2 Corinthians 5:8. Continue being with the lord my darling husband.” The name Joshua means “Yahweh is deliverance” or “salvation.

Ruth Matete's husband's funeral

She added by saying;

“Sometimes I feel you when your time had come because of how you had put things in order like naming the baby. We agreed to call him Joshua Toluwa Apewajoye if it’s a boy and Joanna Toluwa Apewajoye if it’s a girl.”

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DCI interrogates Ruth Matete for hours as husband’s autopsy postponed

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.

Ruth Matete with her husband
Ruth Matete with her late husband

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.

DCI visits Ruth Matete’s house over husband John’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.

Ruth Matete's ex-husband
Ruth Matete’s late husband

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.

The singer with her late husband
Ruth Matete with her late husband

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.

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DCI visits Ruth Matete’s house over husband John’s death

Ruth Matete went through what any newly married woman should never experience -the death of the man that she had just recently exchanged vows with.

Since the news emerged that her late husband Beloved John had passed away, speculation and innuendo has been rife that Ruth might have something to do with John’s death.

The singer with her late husband
Ruth Matete with her late husband

Yesterday, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), visited the former Tusker Project Fame (TPF) and gospel musician Ruth Matete’s home where a gas explosion that led to her husband, John Apewajoye’s death is said to have taken place.

According to Daily Nation, Matete, who is two months pregnant, led detectives, her lawyer Robbert Odanga, scene-of-crime officers and officials from the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, to the scene where the explosion occurred.

The DCI are said to have collected exhibits including a gas cylinder and other samples to establish what happened.

The musician also wrote a statement, giving an account of what took place on March 30, 2020, at around 5 pm.

The singer posing
The singer posing

In the statement, Matete cited that the husband got burnt while trying to light up their 6kg gas cylinder after a refill. She added that the gas was full and he was trying to release some.

She added that she started screaming and run towards the bedroom to get a duvet to cover her husband, who, at the time, was only wearing a pair of trousers.

Very insensitive! Some Nigerians mock Ruth Matete after husband’s death

It is then that Apewajoye was rushed to Bellevue Shalom Hospital where he was admitted at the High Dependency Unit before he developed complications and was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Sunday, April 5.

Matete alleged that medics at KNH told her, that it was wrong of Bellevue Hospital to admit her husband without a burns unit.

“They said that my husband had not been receiving enough water at Bellevue Hospital which led to his kidney failure. They also failed to take care of his wounds so they became septic,” she continued.

Ruth Matete with her man
Ruth Matete with her late husband

“The Nigerian embassy is still holding the body at KNH mortuary after a video was released by one of its citizens questioning the circumstances behind this death,” Matete’s lawyer Odanga told Daily Nation.

 

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Very insensitive! Some Nigerians mock Ruth Matete after husband’s death

Ruth Matete has experienced terrible experiences in her life but none much worse than the untimely death of her husband Beloved John who passed away this past Sunday.

John died after receiving 40% burns that he suffered when a gas canister that he was changing at his home exploded. You would think that at this type of time that everyone who knew him and Ruth would be commiserating with her?

Ruth Matete's ex-husband
Ruth Matete’s ex-husband

But there are some who took his death as an opportunity to dig up some old wounds. For those who aren’t aware, Pastor Beloved John was of Nigerian descent and had a  previous relationship in Nigeria that produced 2 kids.

Ruth and her late hubby, Pastor Beloved John tied the knot in November 2019, in a ceremony criticized by many, who branded her a ‘husband-snatcher’.

Ruth Matete with her man
Ruth Matete with her late husband

However, when he was still alive the Nigerian pastor still thanked all his haters, affirming that he and his wife – Ruth Matete – were doing good.

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It seems that some people will not let Ruth mourn in peace and have used the opportunity to attack the singer who was carrying John’s unborn baby.

The singer with her late husband
Ruth Matete with her late husband

An online user lashed:

Ruth, you refused to tell John the truth. John was married here in Nigeria, blessed with two lovely kids. He abandoned his family in Nigeria and pitch a tenth with you.for you not have tell him the TRuth…God will surely asked you someday. Even after we his family members called you, send you messages on Facebook to desist from this act, you still hold on to another’s woman’s husband.

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The messages finished off by adding that Ruth should ask for forgiveness from John’s first wife and cautioning her that a man’s unjust ways lead to destruction.

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Oh No! Ruth Matete loses husband 

 

Ruth Matete is in mourning following the passing on of her husband John.

Matete got married to her Nigerian husband pastor John in November 2019 and were living a happy life.

Pastor John passed away yesterday while receiving treatment at a local hospital. He succumbed to injuries after he was burnt while in the kitchen a few minutes after fixing a gas cylinder.

Pastor John

His death has been confirmed by several members of his church and below are messages of condolences from Kenyans to Ruth.

Apostle Carlson Kanaya Ooooh my God, what a day, pastor why why why, how now. Friends I just lost my good friend, John beloveth, husband TO MY FRIEND pastor RUTH MATETE… Please Ruth take heart woman of God

Brabetts Bayern Munich Eeeh Mungu asaidie Ruth Matete, being widowed at a young age is so unfortunate

Nana Cherié Gola That girl has been through so much,I don’t want to believe this has happened to her,aaaaaai

Ruth Matete

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Prince Jasper Ojwach Rest In Peace! I have lost a great friend….
You were a great general with great unfulfilled assignments my covenant brother. This is the greatest shock of the year 2020. Ruth Matete may the Lord comfort you during this time. Rest in Peace Pst Beloved John

Wambui Kinyua Ooh my God….it’s so heartbreaking. Jesus…😭😭take heart Ruth

Winnie Chepkoech Ooh lord please comfort Ruth at this trying moments..cant imagine the pain she is going through.

Precious Praiz My condolences to the family

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Meet Juliet: Ruth Matete’s husbands’ baby mama

Former Tusker Project winner Ruth Matete on Friday said ‘I Do’  to her Nigerian boo John Apewajoye famously known as Beloved John.

Matete had shared a video of her wedding captioned.

‘Friday 22nd November, My forever special day.’

Their wedding comes 2 months after John celebrated his birthday.

Celebrating her man on his birthday Ruth wrote

‘Genesis 29:35 KJV.

And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord : therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

Leah not only bore sons for Jacob her husband, but nations.

A day like this some years ago, a nation was born in the person of @mrbelovedjohn
As you celebrate your birthday today, I pray for you.

That God will bless you with things money can buy and things money cannot buy.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KING 🥰’

 

Ruth Matete and her husband John
Ruth Matete and her husband John

Below are photos of Juliet Aihinomo Idehen, the woman John had married before Ruth Matete came along.

Juliet and John are long divorced.

Juliet.

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Meet the man Ruth Matete will be marrying tomorrow(exclusive)

Mwalimu King’ang’i let the cat out of the bag today when he revealed that gospel singer Ruth Matete is getting married tomorrow.

The comedian also congratulated the talented former Tusker Project Fame winner on the pending nuptials.

The singer posing
Ruth Matete smiling

I contacted the singer concerning the man who would be making an honest woman of her. I asked her if it was the man she had been posting regular photos of on her Instagram page. She replied in the affirmative saying that it was him. The man’s name on his Instagram is Pastor Beloved James.

Ruth Matete's man
Ruth Matete’s man

One of the sweet Instagram messages that she wrote to her man on September 22nd, 2019 reads;

Genesis 29:35 KJV
And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord : therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.
Leah not only bore sons for Jacob her husband, but nations. A day like this some years ago, a nation was born in the person of @mrbelovedjohn
As you celebrate your birthday today, I pray for you. That God will bless you with things money can buy and things money cannot buy. 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KING

Ruth Matete with her man
Ruth Matete with her man

Another cute Instagram message of hers about John that she wrote on October 6th read;

Tis’ so sweet
To trust in Jesus
Just to take Him at His word
Just to rest
Upon His promise
Just to know “Thus saith the Lord”
#Mapenziyangunawe #Yamenogea#I_like_the_way_unanihandle#KweliKweliniMapenzi

Ruth Matete's man
Ruth Matete’s man

Let their marriage be blessed by the Lord Jesus!

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Ruth Matete opens up about struggles with ‘physical scars’

Singer Ruth Matete has opened up about some of the darkest moments in her life, in a long letter to Kenyans.

 

You see that scar on my back? That’s just what you can see. When I was young, I got burned by porridge. I was barely walking. Dad says I was still crawling. Back in Kakamega. Mum had prepared porridge and ran out to do something. I crawled, and touched the tip of the pot (sufuria) and it toppled over. Long story short, I burned 80%. I don’t know what that means🙈, I just know it’s alot of burning🤣

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The whole of my back, both of my thighs, parts of my hands, and a small part of my head. I mean, God was so gracious the parts that were burned are those I can hide with clothes. Now I know I was born to serve Him. Mini skirts, haiwes mek😂
Ooh tank top! 🤣🤣 ooh bare back. Ooh see through🤣🤣 I can’t do such. Let’s just say, God is wise😂😂

Ruth has been very open about her life, revealing details about how she almost committed suicide. Read below

Daddy says it was so hard for me to be carried. They had to do skin grafting on some parts that were deeply burned.
(Skin grafting is a type of graft surgery involving the transplantation of skin. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft. Skin grafting is often used to treat: Extensive wounding or trauma. Burns. ) I keep wondering what part of my body they removed the skin to add to the deeply burned parts. Could the portion of skin that was cut to be grafted to other parts, be the one that could have added to my height?🤣🤣

Matete, is now a worship leader at New Breed City – a church under Apostolic umbrella of Appointment International Ministries (AIM).

She continues about her life struggle as she seeks to help others.

Anyway, before I bore you with the long story. This is what I would like to tell you who is reading this post. You may not have a physical scar like mine. Yours could be an emotional scar.., mental scar, etc. It still is a scar. And it would be unfair to even say that my scar is worse than yours. Because we have different strengths. What seems easy to someone else could be very hard to another.

We all have scars. They say time heals all wounds. I don’t agree. God heals all wounds. But even when the wound is healed, the scar still remains. Sometimes I go through hard times, and then I just look at all those scars. I pat myself in the back and say
“Luxo, you overcame this. This too, you can overcome”

Don’t be ashamed of your scar. In a battle,,there is a winner and a loser. The loser sometimes dies, and the winner even though they don’t die, they are left with scars. The scars prove, he fought but came out alive.
What is that you fought and won? Or what is it that you’re fighting? Don’t worry about the scars. Don’t hide them. Don’t be ashamed of them. The scar is proof that you won.

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