President Uhuru Kenyatta has joined Kenyans in eulogizing departed businessman and investor Chris Kirubi who died in his home on Monday afternoon.

In a statement posted on twitter, the president described Kirubi as a seasoned businessman,  entrepreneur , and industrialist.

Other leaders who mourned Kirubi include, former prime minsiter Raila Odinga who mourned Kirubi as "a dedicated entreprenuer and philanthropist who helped scores of Kenyans over time".

On his part Deputy President William Ruto described Kirubi as an "Irrepresible boardroom operative, media personality, developer and investor whose interests traversed multiple sectors and enterprises"

Kirubi was diagnosed with Cancer in 2017 and advocated for a healthy lifestyle and urged kenyans to go for regular checkups.

At the time of his death, Kirubi was a director at Centum Investment Company, a business conglomerate, where he was the largest individual shareholder. He was also the chairperson of Capital Group Limited that owns Capital FM and held shares in several other companies.

News of Kirubi's death was confirmed by his family in a  statement released to the press

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Christopher J. Kirubi (1941-2021) who passed away today, Monday the 14th of 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."

Kirubi will be remembered for, among other things, his mentorship program for young people dubbed 'Ask Kirubi' that he run on his social media platforms.

Featured Image: Chris Kirubi Twitter

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