A burial ceremony of John De Mathew is underway in Gatanga constituency, Muranga county, and President Uhuru among other leaders are expected to attend.
Fans of De Mathew thronged the funeral venue as early as 7 am ahead of his burial.
John De Mathew succumbed to injuries after he was involved in an accident last week near Blue Post Hotel in Thika.
The Kikuyu Benga Maestro had recorded 50 albums and in 1986 December, he released his first song Jenniffer Reke Tuturanie (Jennifer lets talk).
In 1987 John De Mathew recorded his hit song Peris Nduku
The former grocery has been eulogized as a great musician, whose songs were prophetic and carried powerful messages.
The legendary singer left behind two widows and seven children.
Below are photos of the singer’s wives and some of his children
Fare thee well John De Mathew.