Former President Mwai Kibaki was crestfallen as he attended the burial of elder brother Bernard Ndiritu in Othaya, Nyeri county.
The brother is said to have given up on his chance to education to Kibaki who proceeded to Makerere and returned to Kenya at independence to join the first cabinet of Jomo Kenyatta from where he rose to the presidency.
Mzee Ndiritu died last week on Madaraka day at the age of 88.
The burial ceremony was held at Iria-ini Catholic Church.Â Mr Kibaki described his brother as a loving, peaceful and social person whose life will be celebrated by many people.
The ceremony was attended by local politicians.