The death of popular Kikuyu musician John De’Mathew has raised concerns that the singer’s accident may have been caused by drunk driving.
Reports reaching our news desk is that before his death DeMathew had drinks with fellow musician Mike Rua before he drove off.
According to a report in a popular news website, musician Mike Rua says that they had drinks together.
Rua also added that De’Mathew cried incessantly during their drinking spree. Rua, though, could not remember what they talked, a sign that they were too drunk.
“According to Rua, De’Mathew was emotional during their last moments together and broke into tears after he reminded him of a past incidence. Pressed to touch on the specifics, Rua said that he could not remember since they were having drinks and De’Mathew left afterwards,” said the report.
“I spent most of Sunday with him. Just before we parted ways he was crying when I brought something up which I cannot remember since we were partying,” said Rua.
Questions have also been raised on why the singer was not wearing a seatbelt. This is because airbags in his Nissan Navara pick up did not deploy.
The report further stated that,
“The singer had left a Thika hotel and was driving his Nissan Navara pick-up when he rammed a trailer. Earlier, De’Mathew had spent the day with fellow musicians and fans of Peter Kigia wa Esther at Metro Fill Hotel in Thika, who had gathered to raise funds to pay for Kigia’s daughter’s treatment in India.
Kigia was overwhelmed as he described his last moments with De’Mathew, his longtime friend. The popular artiste was rushed to Thika Nursing Home where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.