daddy owenUhuru Kenyatta has joined the two musician brothers Daddy Owen and Rufftone in mourning after losing their father over the weekend.

Mzee Mwatia died of a cardiac arrest on Saturday October 7 at their Kakamega home.

President Uhuru Kenyatta condoled with the deceased’s family through his social media pages where he wrote:

“Deeply saddened by the death of Mzee Josephat Mwatia, father of gospel artists Rufftone and Daddy Owen. May God comfort the grieving family.”

Daddy Owen shared the sad news in a post earlier on in the week saying:

“I PRAY THIS FINDS YOU WELL, IT’S WITH SADNESS TO INFORM YOU THAT WE LOST OUR DAD ON SATURDAY NIGHT DUE TO A SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST AT OUR RURAL HOME. IT IS, THEREFORE, MY HONOR TO INVITE YOU TO A THANKSGIVING SERVICE THIS THURSDAY 12TH OCT AT NPC VALLEY RD 5-7PM. KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS. BLESS.”

The funeral arrangements are underway and the requiem mass will be held on 12 October, at Christ Is The Answer Ministries (Valley road) from 5 pm.

The deceased has left behind a widow and five children.

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