First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was among high-profile mourners yesterday who attended the requiem mass of a brother to retired President Mwai Kibaki's ex-aide Alfred Getonga.
In his message of condolences read by Margret, President Uhuru Kenyatta eulogised the late Freddie Wahome Getonga as good family friend and sociable.
"Freddie was brilliant, humble, sociable and courageous. We will miss him very much but he will be in our mind and hearts forever," Uhuru said.
Wahome died of kidney failure at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, last Saturday, aged 52.
He was the young brother to Alfred, Kibaki's long serving personal assistant. Alfred is currently a key member of Uhuru's reelection campaign team.
Top government officials present during the mass held at St Austin Catholic Church were Cabinet Secretaries Mwangi Kiunjuri (Devolution), Hassan Wario (Sports), Supreme Court judge Justice Lucy Ndung'u, Solicitor General Njee Muturi and Senate Deputy Speaker Kembi Gitura.