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John De Mathew: Uhuru and Ruto mourn the Benga musician

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.

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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

Berryl Achieng
Berryl Achieng
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