De Mathew accident

A burial ceremony of John De Mathew is underway in Gatanga constituency, Muranga county, and President Uhuru among other leaders are expected to attend.

John DeMathew

Fans of De Mathew thronged the funeral venue as early as 7 am ahead of his burial.

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John De Mathew succumbed to injuries after he was involved in an accident last week near Blue Post Hotel in Thika.

John De Mathew

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

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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.

De Mathew

Below are photos of the singer’s wives and some of his children

John Demathew's family John Demathew's family

John Demathew's family
Some of the singer’s children

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Fare thee well John De Mathew.