Former Tusker Project Fame star Ruth Matete on Thursday recorded a statement with detectives over the death of her Nigerian husband John Apewajoye.
The Pastor, succumbed to his injuries on April 11, two weeks after he suffered burn wounds sustained at the couple’s Great Wall Gardens Estate home in Athi River.
According to The Daily Nation, Matete, who is two months pregnant, led detectives, forensic officers, Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority officials and her family lawyer, Mr. Robert Odanga, to her house after recording a statement at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
In her statement, Ms. Matete said her husband’s upper body was burnt on March 30 at around 5 pm after a failed attempt to light up their 6kg gas cylinder after a refill.
She told detectives that Apewajoye, who was only wearing a pair of trousers, thought the cylinder was overfull and tried to release some gas.
Immediately after, he tried to light the gas and that is when it exploded,
Her statement reads.
Mr. Odanga, her lawyer also said that the Nigerian embassy was still holding the body at KNH.
The embassy is still holding the body at KNH mortuary after a video was released by one of its citizen’s questioning the circumstances behind this death,” he said, adding: “We hope this shall be done soon to clear the air.