Gospel star Ruth Matete has pointed a finger at the Nigerian Embassy for the unnecessarily delaying the burial of her husband Pastor John Apewajoye.
Her lawyer Robert Odanga said that the embassy had blocked the release of her husband’s body despite post mortem results being publicized.
Forced to fundraise
According to Ruth Matete’s lawyer, the ever-rising mortuary fee has left her desperate for donations from well-wishers.
“Even after conducting the autopsy with four independent pathologists present, the embassy has curtailed our effort to remove John’s body for burial,” said Odanga.
Speaking on Spice FM, Odanga said that the mission was adamantly holding onto his remains despite Apewajoye’s family permitting her to bury him in Kenya.
“The family in Nigeria has even written to the Embassy, requesting for the body to be released, but they have failed to release it,” added Odanga.
John Apewajoye succumbed to 60 per cent burns according to post mortem results released by chief government pathologist Dr. Johansen Oduor.
Apewajoye, 42, died on April 11, 2020 at the Kenyatta National Hospital where he was receiving specialized medical care.
His wife, Ruth, 34, is two months pregnant. Last month, Apewajoye’s manager and confidante released a video alleging that Apewajoye’s death might have been stage-managed.