President Uhuru Kenyatta explained to mourners in Muranga County how late Benga musician John De Mathew helped him.

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Speaking on Saturday during De Mathew's funeral, the head of state told mourners that the nationally renowned musician helped him very much politically.

He revealed how they moved around the country spreading the Jubilee gospel and at one time shared a podium on a campaign lorry.

"Even me, as has been said here, I was helped very much by John politically and with friendship becauise I can remember how we moved around the country with John ( Nie mwenyewe oguo kwa gwetwo hana, ona nie adetheitie mono gisiasa na nige urata tondo nikuririkana twanathiororka na Joni bururi uyu wa Kenya)," President Uhuru Kenyatta revealed. 

The head of state also paid tribute to John De Mathew for helping him when he was battling serious charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In a bid to honour the Kikuyu musician's legacy, the president said that he would ensure that musicians in the country get what is rightfully theirs.

He revealed that he had ordered the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) over claims of exploitation and corruption.