John De Mathew
John De Mathew

By now you already know that the iconic Kikuyu musician John De Mathew is no more. He met his end after a tragic accident that occurred around the Blue Post area on of Thika.

While the cause of the accident is unclear, what is known is what happened during the last few minutes of John De Mathew’s life as an eye witness who explained what happened was the truck driver whose vehicle was rammed into by John De Mathew, John Muregi Muendia.


Muendia says that at the time of the accident that took place near Blue Post along Thika road, he was from Bamburi, Arthi River heading to Sagana.

“ON MY WAY HEADING TO SAGANA, A CAR HIT ME FROM BEHIND, THE CAR BELONGS TO SOMEONE CALLED DE MATHEW. GOOD SAMARITANS CAME AND REMOVED HIM FROM THE WRECKAGE AND RUSHED HIM TO HOSPITAL. I STAYED BEHIND WAITING FOR THE TRAFFIC POLICE.”

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