Kenya is mourning the death of entrepreneur and philanthropist Chris Kirubi who passed on following a long battle with cancer.
The sad news was confirmed by his best friend and ODM party leader Raila Odinga who sent his message of condolences to the family and friends of the entrepreneur.
“Chris Kirubi was my friend and one to many others and a mentor to even more. He was a dedicated entrepreneur and philanthropist who helped scores of Kenyans over time. My heartfelt condolences go to his family, friends and all those whose lives he touched. Rest In Peace Chris.” Said Hon. Raila Odinga
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Also joining the mourn the philanthorpist was Deputy President William Ruto who noted how he was unmatched in the world of the business and that his story will inspire generations.
“I join Kenyans in mourning the passing of one of the country’s most visible business personalities. Chris Kirubi was an irrepressible boardroom operative, media personality, developer and investor whose interests traversed multiple sectors and enterprises.
His presence and voice will be missed by many, and his colossal legacy, just like his towering personality, will continue to inspire emulation and elicit debate among people of all walks of life. May his family receive solace from Almighty God, and draw comfort from his memory.” Said DP William Ruto.
President Uhuru Kenyatta termed the late Chris Kirubi as a seasoned businessman who successfully ran some of the largest corporations in the country.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of businessman Christopher John Kirubi who passed away today.
In his message of comfort, the President mourned Mr Kirubi, 80, as a seasoned businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist who founded and successfully ran some of Kenya’s largest corporations.” Said State House.