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Drama as Kabogo climbs mortuary gate moments to John De Mathew's funeral [Video]

Funeral service for the Musician is underway Githambia Primary School in Murang’a

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Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo was on Saturday forced to climb the Kenyatta University Mortuary gate moments before the body of renowned musician John De Mathew was collected for burial.

Kabogo was among the thousands who thronged the facility demanding to see the body of the deceased, raising fears of a stampede.

In a video seen by, Kabogo climbed on top of the gate in a bid to calm down the crowd that was demanding to see the body of the famous musician.

A voice is heard hailing his actions and claiming that the former Governor had taken up the role of the police to control the crowd.


Reports indicate that De Mathew’s fans began arriving at the facility from as early as 6 AM.

It took close to thirty minutes to control the crowd befoe the body was moved to Githambia Primary School in Murang’a for the funeral service. 

The funeral service is currently underway with several leaders present to give the musician a befitting send-off.

Among leaders present for the funeral ceremony are; Murang'a Women Rep, Sabina Chege, CSs Joe Mucheru (ICT), Mwangi Kiunjuri (Agriculture), James Macharia (Transport), former Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe, and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth.


The deceased recorded 375 songs in his career that spanned several decades and saw him rise to the very top of Kenya’s entertainment industry.

He perished in a road accident earlier this month shortly after attending a harambee.


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