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Carolyne Waithera: John De Matthew’s Wife Explains Why Singer’s Body Risks Exhumation

Late musician John De Matthew and his second wife Carolyne Waithera PHOTO/COURTESY

Departed Kikuyu singer John De Matthew’s body risks being exhumed over a land dispute in the family.

According to the late singer’s second wife, Carolyne Waithera, her in-laws have claimed that the musician was not buried in his land.

As a result, she says that the fence of the home that she lived in with De Matthew before his death has since been moved.

“After his death, the first year, people sugar-coated that we were okay which was not the case. The first year, we were told that my husband was buried at someone else’s land

“This fence [of the house] I lived for five years and that is where I gave birth to my son with De’Mathew. Our fence was here and I used this gate but it is not there anymore,” Waithera said.

At the moment, Waithera claims that De Matthew’s grave is surrounded by new buildings which could mean that someone has already occupied the land.

“I am worried my son will not get an opportunity to visit the grave when he is grown. He is already talking about seeing where his dad was buried. Where will I show him?” She posed.

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Late musician John De Matthew’s wives Sarafina Wairimu and Carolyne Waithera PHOTO/COURTESY

This came days after Waithera disclosed that the family is engaged in a heated family feud.

The musician’s second wife was reportedly thrown out of the home she shared with him before his death in 2019.

In an update on social media, Carolyne Waithera noted that only a friend of De Mathew has been checking up on her after the whole family has abandoned her.

“I swear Njogu was your friend, he has been checking up on me and your little Matthew ‘Simba’. How I wish you can come back and know that you didn’t have friends

“But on the other hand, you had a few true friends…I wish you knew how your family treated me as well after your demise. They even threw me out of our house, where I gave birth to your son,” she wrote.

De Matthew died on Sunday, August 16, 2019 after ramming a truck on Thika Superhighway.

The accident occurred on Sunday night at a black spot near Blue Post hotel.

The musician died on the spot, and his body was taken to Thika Nursing Home and later transferred to Kenyatta University mortuary.

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He was heading home after attending a fundraiser for fellow musician Peter Kagia’s ailing child.

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