Quoting his family, Capital FM broke the news of the accomplished businessman’s sudden death after years battling cancer.
The outspoken businessman passed away at his home in Nairobi, where he had resided after discontinuing public engagements.
“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,” his family said in a statement, “He was surrounded by his family,” the statement added.
Chris Kirubi had fought cancer since 2016
Just hours before his confirmed death, the businessman’s verified Twitter handle had posted: “Top of the morning to you, my dear friend. It doesn’t have to be a tiring Monday. Instead, I bring to you good tidings of favour, success, achievements and happiness in the new week. Give yourself a go towards your success plan. Enjoy today and the rest of your week.”
“One thing I’ve come to discover is that in the end, you’re alone. Your friends may love you but eventually you have to deal with your sickness personally,” he asserted at the time.
The industrialist noted that he had also come to appreciate the value of quality healthcare systems – saying it was likely that he would be dead had he sought local treatment.
“I was just wondering what we can do to make sure, in a country like Kenya, everybody receives the best treatment possible…to tell you the truth, if I had been here maybe by now I would be long gone,” the tycoon said.
Kirubi said even in his recovery journey, he remains active in running his businesses which he hopes will improve the lives of Kenyans.
“Marriage is enslavement, you have to be careful. You have to agree to go into slavery, to go to a jail and not to just get there to test it and get out. It is a permanent affair you are jailed for life,”
“If you marry a good woman, it is such a pleasure. But there are some women, it’s like they first went to the army then came back for you to marry them, they are always in a fighting mood. God has to bless you,” Kirubi said.