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.”
Deeply saddened by the death of Mzee Josephat Mwatia, father of gospel artists Rufftone and Daddy Owen. May God comfort the grieving family.
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) October 11, 2017
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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