Chris Kirubi's Family Announces Funeral Rites

  • Respected billionaire businessman Chris Kirubi in the office
    Respected billionaire businessman Chris Kirubi in the office.
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  • The family of the late prominent businessman Chris Kirubi on Wednesday, June 16, announced his final journey rites that will be held later this week. 

    An announcement by Capital FM indicated that a funeral service for the deceased will be held at the Faith Evangelistic Ministry in Karen on Friday, June 18.

    Afterwards, the businessman would be laid to rest at his Thika farm on Saturday, June 19. 

    Kenyan business mogul Chris Kirubi strikes a pose.
    Kenyan business mogul Chris Kirubi strikes a pose.
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    Kirubi died on Monday aged 80 years after a long battle with cancer. 

    "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Christopher J. Kirubi (1941-2021) who passed away today, Monday June 14, 2021 at 1 p.m. at his home after a long battle with cancer fought with fortitude, grace and courage. He was surrounded by his family," read the statement by the family.

    Leaders and fellow businessmen and women from around the Country have mourned the deceased as a mentor to the youth and dedicated leader.

    "Besides his celebrated business acumen, Kenya will remember Chris a great coach and business mentor who raised some of our country's best businessmen and corporate leaders," President Kenyatta said.

    "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," ODM leader Raila Odinga stated.

    Kirubi was a prominent businessman, investor and entrepreneur with interests in Kenya and the East Africa region.

    Until his death, he was the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Mauritius in Kenya, having been appointed in November 2016.

    He had invested in the manufacturing, media, real estate, insurance and investment sectors of the economy. 

    Kirubi is survived by two children;  Anne Musangi Kirubi and Robert Kirubi.

    Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left) greets billionaire Chris Kirubi at his home.
    Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left) greets billionaire Chris Kirubi at his home.
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