The whole country was on Monday afternoon taken over by a sombre mood as the tragic news of the death of one of Kenya’s tycoons and business mogul Chris Kirubi spread like wildfire.
Earlier on, there were unconfirmed reports that the proprietor to several multi-billion businesses within and without the city including the popular Capital FM had taken his last breath.
The news was later confirmed by his family thus sending the entire nation to a mourning moment. According to an official statement sent to media houses by the Kirubi’s family and seen by this writer, the industrialist succumbed to the highly dreaded cancer at around 1 PM at his home in Nairobi at the age of 80.
Deputy President William Ruto is among top leaders in the country who have mourned the death of Chris Kirubi and wished the family enough mercies to withstand the blow.
Through an official statement on his social media platforms, the second command described the departed soul as an irrepressible boardroom operative whose legacy will live on even after his departure.
“I join Kenyans in mourning the passing of one of the country’s most visible business personalities. Chris Kirubi was an irrepressible boardroom operative, media personality, developer and investor whose interests traversed multiple sectors and enterprises. His presence and voice will be missed by many, and his colossal legacy, just like his towering personality, will continue to inspire emulation and elicit debate among people of all walks of life,” reads part of DP Ruto’s statement
By the time of publishing this article, President Uhuru Kenyatta was yet to deliver his message on the death of the man who was perceived to be one of his propellers.