AP Utawala Band & Muema Brothers Founder, Matee Festo Laid To Rest In Kitui


The AP Utawala Band vocalist cum base guitarist, Matee Festo, has been laid to rest at his home in Ithookwe village, Kitui Central.

The late Matee was born in 1952 in Kilungu, Makueni and shortly before his family shifted to Kitui where his father worked.

The late Matee was born in 1952 in Kilungu

Born in 1952, the late vocalist come music composer spent most of his life time in the entertainment industry.He was the founder of Muema Brothers Band and also the AP Utawala Band where he played base guitar, saxhopone, composed music and also acted as a vocalist.

He died on 24th June after battling with illness for quite long.

The late joined AP forces in 1980 and rose through ranks to the Senior Superintendent position in Embakasi, Nairobi before his retirement in 2009.

The music legend has entertained for 48 years with Stella,Mwaitu, Kavola Kamengele, and Kazi Ya Polisi one of his famous tunes in Muema Brothers and AP Utawala Band respectively .

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