President Uhuru Kenyatta has revealed fallen Kikuyu musician John DeMathew’s hand in his International Criminal Court (ICC) case.
Speaking during the late musician’s burial in Mukurwe, Muranga County on Saturday, the head of state said DeMathew lent him a helping hand when he was facing crimes against humanity at the ICC.
President Kenyatta, however, did not indicate how the musician helped him during the case.
This followed Uhuru’s implication in the 2007 post election violence which left hundreds of Kenyans dead and thousands displaced.
The Head of State added that DeMathew also played a major role in his campaigns, before his election in 2013, and reelection in the 2017 polls.
“John De’Mathew supported me as a person. During the ICC cases and during the campaigns. (John De Mathew alinisaidia sana kama mtu binafsi, nilipokuwa kwenye kesi ya ICC na baadaye nilipokuwa nikitafuta kura),”
Rais Uhuru Kenyatta: John De Mathew alinisaidia sana kama mtu binafsi, nilipokuwa kwenye kesi ya ICC na baadaye nilipokuwa nikitafuta kura pic.twitter.com/sUoj2PndMo— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 24, 2019
He lauded him as man who committed himself to bring people together, adding that reports about his death really shocked him.