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[PHOTOS] Ruth Matete buries husband's body after 3 months stuck in the mortuary

Ruth Matete buries husbands body after 3 months lying in the mortuary

In Summary

• Beloved John died in April after a gas explosion.

•Ruth described her late husband as a loving husband and a true lover of Christ.

Ruth Matete during her husband’s burial at Lang’ata cemetery on July 23,2020.
Ruth Matete during her husband’s burial at Lang’ata cemetery on July 23,2020.
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Gospel artiste Ruth Matete buried her Nigerian husband Beloved John Olakami Apewajoye at a Langata cemetery in Nairobi on Thursday.

Ruth described her late husband as a loving husband and a true lover of Christ.

"That made you even love me more," she said in her tribute.

The body has been lying at Kenyatta National Hospital mortuary since April 11, when he succumbed to fire-related injuries while undergoing treatment.

Most of John’s relatives and friends reside in Nigeria and were not be able to attend the burial because of the ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Family and friends of Ruth and Beloved John joined them at the cemetery for the final rites.

Her supportive dad Abel Amunga was also present. Celebrities who attended included gospel singer Pitson and Bire.

Ruth Matete with her father Abel Amunga on July 23, 2020.
Ruth Matete with her father Abel Amunga on July 23, 2020.
Image: MERCY MUMO
Ruth Matete and her best friend Angie Kabura stand next to Ruth Matete’s husband’s body at Lang’ata cemetery on July 23,2020
Ruth Matete and her best friend Angie Kabura stand next to Ruth Matete’s husband’s body at Lang’ata cemetery on July 23,2020
Image: MERCY MUMO
A mourner at Beloved's burial on July 23,2020.
A mourner at Beloved's burial on July 23,2020.
Ruth Matete is consoled.
Ruth Matete is consoled.
Ruth Matete and her best friend Angie Kabura stand next to Ruth Matete’s husband’s body at Lang’ata cemetery on July 23,2020
Ruth Matete and her best friend Angie Kabura stand next to Ruth Matete’s husband’s body at Lang’ata cemetery on July 23,2020