The late John De’Mathew’s death was caused after his ribs were fractured and his liver and pancreas damaged, an autopsy report has revealed. The chairperson of the burial committee, Mr Muheria Kariuki, said the postmortem, which was conducted on Tuesday, revealed that the ribs of the late Benga maestro were severally damaged after the freak accident after his car hit a moving track at Blue Post in Thika.“The autopsy report has revealed that the internal organs – that is the lungs and pancreas – were severely damaged after all the eight ribs were fractured affecting the internal organs,”

“As a result of my examination, I formed the opinion that John De’Mathew’s death was due to chest and abdominal injuries due to blunt force trauma consistent with road traffic accident,” the report signed by pathologist Dorothy Njeru reads in part.Muheria also announced that burial preparations of the late musician have began with meetings being held at Blue Springs, Metro Club Thika. Mourners are also meeting at the musician’s two homes in Githingiri estate, where his first wife Sarafina Mwangi lives, and in Mukurwe home where his second wife Caroline Waithira lives.Mr Muheria revealed that the deceased will be buried on Saturday at Mukurwe village.