Benga maestro singer John De Mathew’s service is currently underway at Githambia Primary School in Gatanga constituency.
John De Mathew has been showered with praises but both family, friends and fans.
In a moving tribute, his kids eulogized him as a caring father.
Below is John Ng’ang’a’s children’s tribute to him
‘Dads are someone to look up to, someone to follow, someone to admire, someone to be proud of and
someone to brag about, someone to hold, someone to learn from and someone to respect, someone to
listen to and someone to talk to, someone to try and impress and, someone, most of all, with whom to share everything this wonderful life has to offer.
We are incredibly grateful and happy that we can stand here today and tell you that we have had all this
and much, much more with our Dad. We have been blessed to have had the great De- Mathew as our Dad. Dad, we love you for an infinite number of reasons. We feel so blessed to have you as our father and we are thankful for the wonderful life you have given us. We celebrate you: a magnificent man, a loyal, loving husband, a devoted father, and a true friend. Please know that our list of gratitude is endless and will continue to grow with each passing day.
Thank you for providing us with a never-ending sense of physical safety and emotional security whenever we are with you. Thank you for showing us what is means to be a good man, a great Musician, an extraordinary husband, and an outstanding father. To say we loved my Dad would be an understatement – and to say we are going to miss him would be an even greater understatement.
We love him and we will miss him – especially when his music is played – but I’m so thankful for the years God graciously gave us with him and for the knowledge that one day, because we serve the same Lord, we will see him again. Dad has overcome. He has finished the race.’