Billionaire Chris Kirubi Dead
Tycoon and media mogul Chris Kirubu has died.
His family confirmed that the billionaire passed away today, Monday, June 14.
Kirubi’s media house, Capital FM, broke the news on social media.
“Dr. Chris Kirubi who is also the Chairman of Capital Group Limited is dead, the family has confirmed,” the media house announced.
“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,” a statement released by his family read.
The businessman who also owns the real estate company Centum has been battling cancer for a long.
He was diagnosed with the disease in 2018 and he underwent chemotherapy and other treatment methods both in Kenya and abroad.
“Doctors 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,” Kirubi narrated how he discovered he had the disease.
He was later told that it was stage two cancer that had affected his internal organs including the lungs and kidneys.
“These are some of the best oncologists you can get and I’m lucky that I made it there. What followed was a struggle. It was painful, unsettling and the medication was sometimes very strong.
“I never lost faith and people came to pray for me. With time I began to improve. My body was weak yet I had to continue with the medication. It was not easy,” he recalled.
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