That Uhuru is a personal Friend to popular Kameme TV presenter Njogu Wa Njoroge is not a secret. The two developed friendship when Njogu was Hosting popular breakfast show at Kameme FM. The president who owns Media Max is said to be in constant communication with the presenter especially on matter affecting the Mt Kenya region at the grassroots. In several occasions, the presenter has run errands for the president including delivering donations on his behalf.
It is therefore no surprise that the presenter enjoys a rarely privilege of making direct calls to the president. For instance, when popular Kikuyu Artiste John De Mathew passed away following a tragic road accident near blue post, Njogu who was among the first recipients of the sad news, made a call the president to inform him about the same.
”When I regained from the shock, the first call I made was to His Excellency Uhuru.” Said the presenter during a morning show in honor of De Mathew.
”It was around 3.00Am and the phone didn’t ring twice. The first words the president said to me were ‘Is your head Okay, Do you know what you are talking about?’, clearly, the president was shocked by the News.” added the emotional presenter.
President Uhuru after learning about the death sent his condolences to the family and the fans describing Der Mathew as a Talented Kenyan and a patriot.
John De Mathew has been described by many as a prophet of our modern day due to his nuggets of insights especially of politics and Mt Kenya unity. He has prayed key role in election of most leaders from the Mt Kenya region. Some of these include the former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo.
The late De Mathew made friends from different spheres of life. Among his noted friends include the President and Deputy President, David Murathe, William Kabogo, Njogu Wa Njoroge, Sabina Chege, Mwangi Baba and the entire music industry players.
Politicians also sent in their tributes mourning the De-Mathew. Starehe MP Charles Njagua tweeted: “While growing up, I listened a lot to John De-Mathew. His music inspired me greatly to become the musician I am today. I am Deeply saddened by his untimely demise following a tragic road accident today. May His soul rest well in eternal peace.
Kiambu County Woman Representative Gathoni wa Muchomba said: “May your soul rest in peace. John De-Mathew we will surely miss you, condolences to family and friends.”