Billionaire businessman Chris Kirubi on Monday, September 16, made a heartfelt appeal to members of the public regarding casual approach to cancer screening.
In a video shared by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, the tycoon asked his audience to go for cancer screening early enough explaining that once they test positive for it, they will commence treatment sooner.
Speaking from experience, Kirubi further noted that the disease was not as devastating as many people think but the catch was to get tested early.
"You need to go and check your status in the hospital. Cancer is not devastating if it is discovered early. You need to make sure that if you have a cancer attack and it is discovered in the first or second stages, it is possible to cure at that time.
"Do not allow cancer to get to the third and fourth stages because it becomes difficult for the doctors to cure it," stated Kirubi with special focus on investors of his companies.
Seemingly touched by the message, Sonko shared the branded video clip with a message insinuating that he had had a similar experience.
"The subject of cancer is one that is very dear to my heart. I know that cancer diagnosis can be very devastating for the person who is receiving the news because I have been on the receiving end," posted the governor.
The businessman has been in and out of hospital receiving treatment for the disease including when he was flown to the US for specialised treatment in 2017.
Kirubi appeared to be on his way to recovery towards the end of 2018 and had even assumed his role as DJ CK on Capital FM before reports emerged that he had been admitted to hospital again.
Kirubi is a wealthy and influential entrepreneur with notable investments including Centum Real Estate that owns the Two Rivers Mall.
Below is a video of Kirubi's appeal:
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