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.

‘May God comfort you…’ Read condolence messages to Ruth Matete by Kenyan celebrities

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.

The message attacking Ruth Matete Another message attacking Ruth Matete

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.


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.






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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. 

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😂😂

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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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