Developing: Ruth Matete picks the body of her husband for burial

Gospel artiste Ruth Matete picks the body of her husband John Apewajoye for burial at the Langata cemetery after prolonged dispute.

An outstanding medical bill of over Sh600,000 was one of the hurdles that prevented gospel artist Ruth Matete from burying her husband Blessed John Olakami Apewajoye, whose body has been lying at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Mortuary since April.

Apewajoye died on April 11 while undergoing treatment at KNH for burns he sustained in a fire incident at their home in Athi River, Machakos County, on March 30.

Ms Matete’s lawyer, Mr Robert Odanga, on Monday confirmed to the Nation that as at Friday last week, the accrued bill was Sh677,000.

On June 8, the DCI formally requested to KNH to waive the body storage charges, but the hospital said it operates on a policy that prohibits waivers on the particular fee.

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