KDRTV NEWS: Billionaire businessman Christopher Kirubi has died at his home after a long battle with cancer.
Chris Kirubi has died at the age of 80 years, his family and media company Capital FM confirmed
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Christopher J. Kirubi, who passed away today at 1pm at his home after a long battle with cancer fought with fortitude, grace and courage,” announced Capital FM, which he owned, quoting his family.
The popular industrialist and entrepreneur died on Monday in the afternoon.
He has left behind two children, Robert Kirubi and Mary-Ann Musangi.
KDRTV notes that the business mogul has been fighting cancer since 2016.
Kirubi was diagnosed with colon cancer in November 2017 in the US after which he was hospitalized for four MONTHS.
During then, he said that the cancer was detected early and could be easily managed.
Mr. Kirubi was the chairperson person of Brand Kenya, DHL Express Kenya Limited, Haco Industries, International Limited, Kiruma International Limited, International House Limited, Nairobi Bottlers Limited, Sandvik East Africa Limited, and Capital FM.
Kirubi was also the Deputy Chairman of Bayer East Africa Limited, and non-executive director of UAP Provincial Insurance Company Limited and Beverage Services of Kenya Limited.
The deceased is also linked to Two Rivers Mall, which is regarded as his last publicly known mega project.
Kirubi was also the director of Centum Investment Company and the largest shareholder of the conglomerate.
Chris Kirubi was ranked the second richest Kenyan and 31st richest African in 2011 by Forbes.
However, in 2012, he was committed from the list of 40 richest Africans.
Kirubi had also worked as a Board Member of Ghanian Investor`s Advisory Council. He also served as Ghanian Honorary Consul General in Kenya. He was also the Honorary Counsel to the Republic of Mauritius in Kenya.