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Ruth Matete’s husband Pastor Beloved John laid to rest



Gospel singer Ruth Matete’s late husband pastor Beloved John Olakami Apewajoye has finally been laid to rest.

The man of God who died on 11th April was finally interred at the Lang’ata cemetery on Thursday at around noon.

The burial ceremony was attended by Ruth Matete’s close family members and friends among them her father and gospel star Pitson.

While eulogizing her husband, Matete said that their four year relationship made their life one terming him as a perfect husband for her.

“Being together four years, my life and yours had become almost one, there was no way you’d mention Ruth Matete without adding Beloved John but such is life. Meeting you was divine we had our ups and downs but we made through.when I was believing God for a husband, I prayed that he would send me someone who loved God and wanted to serve God genuinely and I got the exact package. I love how you praised God above everything.” she said

Matete also revealed that they had settled on a name for their baby before the unfortunate accident happened.

“Sometimes I feel like you knew your time was coming, just by the way you had put things in order like naming the baby. We agreed to name the baby Joshua Tolua Apewajoye if it is a boy and Joanna Tolua Apewajoye if it is a girl. It is a boy so he is Joshua. I will tell Tolua of how kind you were and how you were willing to serve the lord. Continue being with the lord my darling husband.” she added

The fallen pastor’s family who reside in Nigeria were unable to attend the burial ceremony because of the travel restrictions effected to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The body of the late pastor has been lying at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Mortuary since April 11. He succumbed to multiple organ failure following a gas explosion accident at their home in Athi River on 30th March 2020.


In May, Ruth Matete accused the Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi for delaying her late husband’s  burial.

Through her lawyer Robert Odanga, Matete claimed the mission had blocked the release of his body for final burial rites.

The gospel singer said her family had been forced to seek financial donations from well-wishers to meet Apewajoye’s rising mortuary fees

The couple tied the knot late last year and had only lived together for five months when death struck. Matete is currently expecting her first born.