Dr. Chris Kirubi dies aged 80

Dr. Chris Kirubi dies aged 80

Businessman Dr. Chris Kirubi has died at the age of 80, his family has confirmed. Dr. Kirubi was a leading Kenyan entrepreneur with investments in the media, manufacturing, property management, insurance and investment sectors.

He was an alumnus of Insead Institute in France, Handles University in Sweden and Harvard Business School, U.S.A.

Dr. Kirubi was the Chairman of Haco Tiger Brands Kenya Limited, Capital Media Group, International House Limited, DHL Worldwide Express Limited, Nairobi Bottlers, and Smart Applications International Limited among others.

Kirubi was Deputy Chairman of Bayer East Africa Limited and a director and shareholder at the Centum Investment Group.

Statement from Centum Investment Company Plc on the passing away of Dr. Kirubi.

He was also passionate about making a difference in the lives of disenfranchised groups and is involved in a number of social causes.

Until the time of his death, Dr. Chris Kirubi was serving on the Harvard Global Advisory Council, on the board of Friends of Africa (global fund) and on the advisory board of the Global Business Coalition on health matters.

He also served on the Africa Advisory Board at Havard University Center for African studies.

One of Dr. Kirubi’s motivational quote ran early Monday;

Dr. Kirubi dies at his home at 1 pm while battling cancer, a disease he fought with fortitude.

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Ken Aseka is a hands-on broadcast journalist with genuine interest, skills and competencies in news sourcing, packaging, and dissemination. As a seasoned journalist, Aseka has previously worked with leading media houses in Kenya as a news editor, writer and reporter. He is currently a news editor at Metropol TV.

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