Saturday August 24, 2019-Popular Kikuyu presenter, Njogu Wa Njoroge, was the first person to break the news of the death of legendary benga musician John De'Mathew to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday.
Speaking during his Rikiratha show, on Kameme TV on Friday, Njogu recounted how he received a phone call from his friend, John Mugo, who arrived at the scene of the accident near Blue Post Hotel in Thika immediately after it occurred.
"I remember I was in Nakuru that night and I received a call from a friend who knew about my friendship with De'Mathew and was at the scene of the accident," Njogu narrated
Njogu said the friend informed that Demathew had passed away in a grisly accident.
Njogu said the first person to inform was President Uhuru Kenyatta, the veteran musician's long-time friend.
"I was shocked but when I mustered enough courage and composure, the first person I called was the President. It was late at night some minutes past 11pm," he said.
Njogu said Uhuru picked the phone immediately and he could not believe what he was hearing.
"That is when I learnt how the President held De'Mathew close to his heart. He flew into a rage and asked in Gikuyu what are you talking about? Do you understand what you are saying? (Ati kii? Niuramenya uria uraga wee?)," he narrated.
Uhuru then informed Njogu he was going to call his close ally David Murathe so he can join De'Methew's family to get more information and pass his condolences.
The Kenyan DAILY POST