Gospel musician and former Tusker Project Fame winner Ms Ruth Matete will this week seek the court’s permission to have the body of her husband released for burial.
The body has been lying at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) mortuary for over three weeks following a request by the Nigerian High Commission to have it detained until the Nigerian government approves its release.
Through her lawyer, Robert Odanga, Ms Matete now says the continued detention of Mr John Apewajoye’s body at the mortuary is increasing the medical bills she has been struggling to clear.
Ms Matete further notes there has been no official complainant in the case being investigated by DCI’s homicide detectives, and that the Nigerian Embassy did not give sufficient reasons to warrant holding the body, especially now that the post-mortem has been conducted and the results made public.
The artiste intends to have the court compel the Nigerian embassy to cater for her husband’s morgue fees for the days the body has been held at the facility.