Funeral service of Billionaire Dr. Chris Kirubi underway at Faith Evangelistic Ministry (FEM) church in Karen, Nairobi.
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Funeral service of Billionaire Dr. Chris Kirubi underway at Faith Evangelistic Ministry (FEM) church in Karen, Nairobi.

Dr Kirubi will be laid to rest at his Thika farm on Saturday, June 19.

He kicked the bucket on Monday at his home after a long fight with prostrate cancer.

Several leaders have grieved Kirubi as a successful businessman and mentor who aided raise generations of business people and corporate leaders.

Prominently known as DJ CK, Kirubi was named the second richest Kenyan by Forbes in 2011 in a list only topped by the late President Jomo Kenyatta family.

He also made it to the top 40 rankings of African most richest having recorded position 31 with an expected net worth of $300 million.

Dr Kirubi also chaired Haco Industries Limited, Kiruma International Limited, International House Limited, Nairobi Bottlers Limited, Sandvik East Africa Limited and DHL Kenya.

The industrialist was also chief director at Centum Investment:East Africa’s leading investment company listed on the Nairobi and Uganda Securities Exchange.

President Uhuru Kenyatta Mourned Kirubi as a seasoned entrepreneur,, and industrialist who established and effectively ran a portion of Kenya’s biggest corporations.

Alongside maintaining a fruitful business realm, the President grieved the late Kirubi as a mentor to many in kenya and beyond.

“Besides his celebrated business acumen, Kenya will remember Chris a great coach and business mentor who raised some of our country’s best businessmen and corporate leaders,” President Kenyatta said.

The Head of State praised Kirubi as a bright, approachable and available corporate pioneer who cherished people and interacted with all Kenyans.

“Chris was one of the most accessible corporate leaders Kenya has ever produced. He interacted with everybody and would show up in places where he was least expected. He interacted with Kenyans, especially the youth, on his radio shows, public appearances and writings, through which he shared his experiences in business and life,” President Kenyatta recalled.

President Mwai Kibaki on his part named the late Kirubi as a man of remarkable charm, with an unmistakable way of thinking from which he determined his sense of direction and style of commitment.

The former President additionally pointed out as a mentor, Kirubi shared a great deal of wisdom in his well known “Ask Kirubi” forum.

“Chris was a jolly man. He leaves behind an indelible legacy bedecked with, among other elements, industriousness, determination and public-spiritedness,” concluded Kibaki in his message of condolence.