On 14th June the country lost a great business man, Dr Chris Kirubi who was not only known for his contribution in the enterprise world; but also for his fun side as she doubled up as a DJ too.
However after battling cancer for close to 3 years; the business mogul finally rested on Friday, 14th leaving behind 2 children as revealed by sources close to the Kirubi family.
To announce his demise, the Kirubi family released a short statement where they wrote;
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Christopher J. Kirubi who passed away today at 1 pm at his home after a long battle with cancer fought with fortitude, grace and courage. He was surrounded by his family
Laid to rest
Having passed on at the age of 80 years, we can indeed say that the late businessman lived well; and has left a great legacy behind that will be continued by his children and grand children.
From the reports shared online we understand that the business mogul was laid to rest at Bendor Farm in Murang’a County; and those who got to attend the event were just close friends and family.
Anyway below are a few photos/screenshots taken from the late Chris Kirubi’s funeral.
Dr Christopher Kirubi has died of cancer at the age of 80. The new was confirmed on Monday 14th, June as revealed by a statement shared by his family.
In the statement shared widely on social media; we understand that the late Christopher J Kirubi spent his last moments in the company of his family. They wrote;
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Christopher J Kirubi (1941-2021) who passed away today, Monday the 14th June, 2021 at 1pm at his home after a long battle with cancer fought with fortitude, grace and courage. He was surrounded by his family. More details shall be released in the coming days.
The late Chris Kirubi’s family have however asked for space to process their loss; as they promised to share more details in the near future.
Battle with cancer
Mr Kirubi’s death comes 3 years after he was diagnosed with cancer as revealed in one of his interviews done in 2019.
The businessman jokingly revealed this while on an interview where he said;
“My cancer was discovered by mistake.”
They took my blood and quickly ran checks only to return to tell me that I was very sick and needed to go with them to the hospital. They rushed me through the Emergency section straight to the High Dependency Ward at Nairobi Hospital. I’m told my eyes were yellow and my fever was shooting through the roof. From there it was a series of tests for the next few days as they observed my situation.
“When they finally finished, they broke the news to me that I had stage two cancer, which was affecting my internal organs including the lungs and kidneys. They said I needed to fly out of the country urgently for treatment,”
Despite getting the best treatment in Boston, the businessman unfortunately took his last breath in 2021; leaving many shocked but the same time grateful for the life lessons.
Chris Kirubi was best known for his business skills and of course, popular radio station that has helped many young journalists in Kenya. May his soul Rest In Peace.
Chris Kirubi was sick for a long time. He was flown to the United States for specialized treatment sometimes in November 2017 and he disappeared from the public scene until March 2018 when his photo surfaced online.
The billionaire publicly talked about his health in May this year when Raila Odinga visited him at his Nairobi home. He appreciated Raila’s visit adding that he was a true friend.
“It’s historical for me, I have been unwell for a long time and friends have been coming to see me but it has never been great pleasure as welcoming Mr Odinga here. And I know now who are true friends of mine,” said Chris Kirubi when Raila visited him at his Loresho home.
Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho also visited Chris Kirubi at his Coast residence in June 2018.
Chris Kirubi is recovering quite well, the billionaire appears to be in good health in a recent photo he posed with Hassan Joho. The photo was taken on July 18th 2018.
“Happy to meet my good friend Chris Kirubi in great spirit. I wish him well. The mega investment that Centum Investment is undertaking at the Coast is highly welcome,” wrote Hassan Joho.
Chris Kirubi is a very conservative old guard, millennials seeking his attention must first learn how approach him appropriately with the respect he deserves.
A young tweep seeking an appointment with the billionaire got the shock of a lifetime when he tweeted Kirubi using street language. The tweep address Kirubi like he was one of his friends whom he goes to drink with.
“dear chris, how r u? am looking for an appointment to meet u coz i hv a great biz idea.nimegraduate but sina job. plz gimme 5min of ua tym. am lukin 4wrd to ua response. thx,” the tweep tweeted.
Kirubi addressed the young generation in general while replying to the tweep. He urged young people to change the way they communicate if they want to be taken seriously in future.
“My young friends, if you want to be taken seriously, you must change the way you communicate. #AskKirubi” Chris Kirubi tweeted.
dear chris, how r u? am looking for an appointment to meet u coz i hv a great biz idea.nimegraduate but sina job. plz gimme 5min of ua tym. am lukin 4wrd to ua response. thx.
My young friends, if you want to be taken seriously, you must change the way you communicate. #AskKirubi
Raila Odinga paid Chris Kirubi a courtesy call at his Loresho home on Tuesday May 29th 2018. The billionaire, who has been sick for months, couldn’t hide his joy as he met Raila.
“It’s historical for me, I have been unwell for a long time and friends have been coming to see me but it has never been great pleasure as welcoming Mr Odinga here. And I know now who are true friends of mine,” said Chris Kirubi during the meeting with Raila.
Chris Kirubi stressed that Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta should leave a legacy of uniting Luos and Kikuyus who have differed politically since independence.
“Kenya will go down in history because of your decisions to bring peace between tribes. To me the Luos and the Kikuyus joining hands there is nothing we can’t do in this Kenya. And I would wish that between you and president Uhuru Kenyatta you will leave us a legacy of joining those two tribes together,” CK told Raila.
Peace in Kisumu please
Chris Kirubi also told Raila that he would invest in Kisumu if he assures him of a lasting peace. The lakeside city is usually gripped with violence every electioneering period which scares Kikuyu investors.
“Me I will be one of one of those who will come and invest in Kisumu by the way. But today I can’t because am scared that in 5 years there will be that destruction cycle. You know investors don’t invest in cycles, we want long term peace and that’s what you hold in your hands you can help Kenya to grow. Let us invest in Kisumu but we have to give confidence to people to come and put their wealth over there. It’s important to create jobs and investors like peace, if you want your people to get jobs please let’s have peace. If you have predictability, people know that their money is not going to waste everybody will come to Kenya,” said Kirubi.
Watch the meeting between Kirubi and Raila in the video below:
Billionaire Chris Kirubi wasn’t happy with one of her best employee ditching her company according to a recent interview published.
Former Capital FM employee Eve D’souza shared that Chris Kirubi was bitter when she was ditching Capital and went freelance.
“That is water under the bridge. Kirubi was always so kind to me, but toward the end we didn’t agree on certain radio elements and I decided it was time to start Moonbeam Productions and focus on the next phase of my life. I resigned. And Gaetano (Kagwa) resigned immediately after. Kirubi didn’t take it very well. A year later, I reached out to him and we had a very sweet heart to heart and finally cleared the air,” she said in an interview with SDE.
Got stronger after her rape incident
She also opened up of her rape incident saying it made her stronger but very cautious to love.
“I honestly can say it’s made me a stronger and more determined woman, but it showed me first-hand that nothing is put in your path that you’re not strong enough to handle. I’ll admit that to this day, I am very cautious about love. It takes a while for me to feel safe in the situation, but I think that’s better in the long run anyway.”
Billionaire Chris Kirubi’s health has deteriorated in the past few months after he was diagnosed with cancer. A section of Kenyans tied the 77-year-old’s poor health to some of his past history in which he was accused of embezzling government parastatals such as Uchumi, Kenya Airways and also Kenatco. Many, believed, it was karma.
But not socialite Huddah Monroe.
Chris got lucky
Huddah took to Snapchat to share her view after a photo of Kirubi looking frail went viral. According to her, he was a hardworking man who invested and got lucky. She also said that diseases don’t discriminate and people should avoid side-mouthing ill people.
“Chris Kirubi is a great man. Someone we should all emulate as a business man. He bought shares at the right places and got lucky,” she said.
She asked Kenyans to drop the idea that every rich man got there through stealing.
“Most people think that every rich man must’ve stolen. Why don’t y’all steal too? If stealing makes a man wealthy why don’t you change your career and be a thief? Most people operate in sheep mentality, change it and see how far you can go in life,” she added.
Kirubi is behind successful projects like the popular Two Rivers mall, Capital FM among other unknown projects. His health is however a topic that continues to remain in the dark but if indeed he is sick, we wish him a quick recovery.
Billionaire businessman Chris Kirubi was flown to US for specialized treatment in November 2017. For four months Kirubi’s whereabouts remained unknown to the public until a day ago when his photo surfaced on social media.
The photo depicts the extend Kirubi has suffered from the undisclosed illness. The billionaire looks gracefully thin in the photo he posed with Radio Africa chairman Kiprono Kittony.
May the Lord heal you
NTV anchor Ken Mijungu was moved by the latest photo of Chris Kirubi. He said a prayer to the sickly tycoon after the photo emerged.
“You said, come here we have to take a picture, it’s not so clear but such is life sometime all we see is a mirage, I chose to see the real you. The passion in whatever you did, the man behind the name and even as you recover may the good Lord, the only judge hold your hand and heal you my friend @ckirubi get well soon and get back to having fun!” Wrote Ken Mijungu.
Chris Kirubi, a well known billionaire and owner of Capital FM has left many talking after a raising photo emerged online shocking many.
According to social media users; Chris Kirubi’s photo posing with Radio Africa’s chairman Kiprono is clear proof that the fella is ailing from an unknown illness that has left him looking quite skinny.
Well, this could be true – but it could also be that old age is catching up with billionaire quite fast. While others defended his photos, critics on social media could not help call him out for ‘mistakes’ he committed in the past.
Chris Kirubi’s wealth
While social media users pointed out that his wealth cannot buy him health, we cannot over look the fact that CK is ranked among the richest people in Africa.
He is behind successful projects like the popular Two Rivers mall, Capital FM among other unknown projects.
His health is however a topic that continues to remain in the dark but if indeed he is sick, we wish him a quick recovery.
Chris has once again spent at least 23 million shillings to buy a 2017 Bentley Continental GT V8 S. The British machine goes for $224,995 or Kes 23 million abroad. But it costs much more to buy the Bentley in Kenya.
Photo of Kirubi’s Bentley has since gone viral on social media. The car has Chris Kirubi’s initials ‘CK’ on the number plate.
Dassault Falcon 2000 LXS, the private business jet that carried Chris Kirubi for a flight around Kenya, is nothing short of a five-star hotel that can fly.
Chris Kirubi loves spending his money on expensive toys – remember he was the first Kenyan to buy a luxurious Kes 40 million Mercedes Maybach.
The popular billionaire could as well be planning to buy a private jet, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation were in the country to persuade Chris Kirubi to buy a Dassault Falcon 2000LXS business jet.
DJ CK was flown around Kenya in the French-built aircraft as officials from Dassault Aviation showed him what the private jet had to offer.
The amazing amenities that are fitted in their plane are surely what will make Chris Kirubu part with $33 million or Kes 3.4 billion to buy the plane.
Dassault Falcon 2000LXS is a six-passenger jet with a range of 4,000 nm, in simpler term the plane can fly 7408 Kilometers before it stops to refuel. As in if Kirubi buys the plane, he can fly to London nonstop, President Uhuru’s Dutch-made Fokker 70 with its extended range can’t fly to London nonstop, it has a range of 2000km.
Watch the video below to see how Chris Kirubi enjoyed his flight on Dassault Falcon 2000 LXS:
The aspiring Governor is on a hunt for Nairobi’s vote and it seems he’s getting carried away with the whole process. Because apart from naming Chris Kirubi, he also named dropped Jimnah Mbaru and Phillip Gakuo who are supposed to be his running mates( we highly doubt he has consulted them).
Well Chris Kirubi was having none of it, calling out Sonko for his actions.
“How do you offer a job to someone you have never met or spoken to. I don’t know this man neither do I know his number,” said the businessman.
“I am not interested in politics. I work for international organisations and I have no time for Sonko’s job offer,” he added.
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