President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto have both sent a message of condolence to the family of the late John De Mathew.
The John De Mathew who was the king of Kikuyu music died in a tragic accident on Saturday night at Blue Post along Thika Super Highway.
In his message, President Uhuru Kenyatta encouraged the family, friends, and relatives of the Kikuyu Benga musician.
The President continued by saying that as a nation he is privileged to have had such a brilliant artist who promoted African cultural heritage through music.
“As a nation, we were privileged to have had such a brilliant artist who played a big role in promoting our African cultural heritage through his music. Indeed, we have lost an icon in the music industry” Said President Uhuru
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DP William Ruto termed the late De Mathew as a person who used his talent to teach us life lessons and convey socio-economic and cultural messages.
“Deep condolences to the family, friends, and fans of renowned musician John De Mathew.
He used his talent to teach us life lessons and convey socio-economic and cultural messages, especially to the youth.” Said DP Ruto
The DP continued by saying that the King of Benga music was a great composer of Kikuyu lyrics which promoted peace and cohesion in the society.
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“De Mathew mentored many aspiring musicians and campaigned for a platform to empower them.
He was artistic, sociable and an eloquent performer. Rest In Peace.” Said the DP