Renowned late Kikuyu Benga musician John De’Mathew who will be laid to rest this Saturday, August 23, 2018 had 7 children that he sired with his two wives; Sarafina Wairimu and Caroline Waithira.
They are: Jane Waithira, Everlyne Wanjiku, Chrispp Kamau, Stacy Wanjiku, Lenny Ng’ang’a, Tyresse Thiiru and Wayne Mathew Ng’ang’a Junior.
The 7 have written the below joint tribute which they will pay to their musician Dad during his funeral ceremony in Gatanga, Murang’a County:
“Dads are someone to look up to, someone to follow, someone to admire, someone to be proud of and brag about, someone to hold, someone to learn from and someone to respect, someone to listen to and someone to talk to, someone to try and impress and, someone, most of all, wth whom to share everything this wonderful life has to offer.
We are incredibly grateful and happy that we can stand here today and tell you that we have had all this and much, much more with you our Dad. We have been blessed to have this great De’Mathew as our Dad.
Dad we love you for infinite number of reasons. We feel so blessed to have you as our father and we are thankful for the wonderful life you have given us. We celebrate you: a magnificent man, loyal, loving husband a devoted father and a true friend. Please know that our list of gratitude is endless and will continue to grow with each passing day.
Thank you for providing us with a never ending sense of physical safety and emotional security whenever we are with you.
Thank you for showing us what it means to be a good man, a great musician and an outstanding father.
To say that we loved you Dad would be an understatement – and to say that we are going to miss you, would be an even greater understatement.
We love you and we will miss you – especially when your music is played – but we are grateful for the years God graciously gave us with you and for the knowledge that one day, because we serve the same Lord, we will see you again.
Dad you have overcome. Dad you have finished the race.
We love you, Dad.”