Today, Ruth Matete’s lawyer Robert Odanga, revealed his client’s frustrations in getting her husband John Olakanmi Apewajoye buried.
Odanga previously opened up on plans to sue Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Ruth’s mistreatment and writing to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) to withhold Apewajoye’s body.
Speaking to a local news site, the lawyer opened up on the financial struggles that Matete was going through following the loss of her husband who passed on after complications that resulted from burns he suffered at their home on Monday, March 30.
“It was a very serious burn and the husband was placed in ICU in two separate hospitals. Catering for the person was not easy, it was an expensive affair to cater for the high degree of burns.
“Friends and families have chipped in but she is still unable to cater for the two bills and on top of that Ruth is incurring morgue expenses,” explained Odanga.
The lawyer noted that there was no logical explanation as to why the case was not closed if investigations had been done and no explanation to still hold the body.
According to Odanga, the situation was choreographed to put Ruth under a lot of pressure for some payback for something, claiming probably the former wife wanted to use the opportunity as payback for something.
Odanga revealed that they were still giving dialogue a chance and believed that sorting out matters through dialogue was better than moving to court.
The lawyer also revealed there was no reason why the body was being held and no logical explanation as to why the body was being held after a post-mortem is conducted.
Odanga added that DCI had completed investigations, been to the house several times, collected whatever they need to collect, interviewed the neighbors, and had over 10 witnesses who witnessed the incident.
The family in Nigeria wrote to the Embassy three times telling them they wanted Apewajoye to be laid to rest by his wife and wanted all the burial affairs to be done in accordance with the Kenyan customs.
The postmodern was done in the presence of four pathologists one was the government pathologist, the other was from Ruth, the other was from McJesse the other was from the hospital that the husband was in.
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