Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba was overwhelmed by emotions after attending a Requiem Mass of his ex-wife, Prisca Mwaro.
The service was held at Philotheam Missionaries, Loreto Convent Msongari International School and St John Eudes Waridi School in Nairobi.
The mother of three died last week, but the cause of death was not revealed.
In photos seen by Litkenya.com, the minister struggled to hold back tears.
Ababu and their three children were in deep thought throughout the sombre service.
The CS and Mwaro divorced in 2019 after eight years of what social media had declared a “blissful and an unbreakable marriage”.
It came as a big shock when Kenyans heard that the couple had parted ways, largely because of the public affection they had been showing each other and letting their fans know about it.
It is alleged the union suffered after several accusations of infidelity led to the breakup.
Family sources later revealed that efforts to reunite the couple had failed.
Prisca, a senior employee of KenGen, led a quiet life after the divorce, though she occasionally celebrated a few milestones on her social media pages.