Sean Andrew, one of the late former President Mwai Kibaki’s grandchildren, paid tribute to him during a private burial ceremony held in Othaya Nyeri County in a special way.
Sean, who is a fashion model and photographer, joined the other Kibaki family members in filling the grave with soil with a spade.
Sean’s gesture, when he was filmed taking off one of his rings and dropping it in the grave after handing over the spade, stole the show.
It was unclear why he threw the ring inside the grave, or what importance it had in honouring the country’s third president and his grandfather.
While eulogizing the former Head of State, Sean said he had taught so many important lessons he will never forget.
“Guka is without a doubt the most observant, attentive, and knowledgeable man I have ever met. Compassionate and humble, he represents the man I wish to be. With a contagious smile and an infectious laugh, a true gentleman, role model, and leader.
“Words do not carry enough weight to describe the man I knew. Brilliant, loving, wise, and passionate to name a few. He brought economics to the forefront and inspired a new generation of economists, including myself,” he mourned.