President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled the family of fallen industrialist Dr Chris Kirubi during a visit to his Nairobi home.

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Dr Kirubi who passed away early this week and will be buried on Saturday, 19th June at his Thika Farm in Kiambu County.

A funeral service for the business mogul will also be held on Friday 18th June at the Faith Evangelistic Ministry (FEM) church in Karen.

Kirubi or DJ CK as he was commonly referred to was prominent businessman, investor and entrepreneur in the Country and the East Africa region with interests in manufacturing, media, real estate, insurance and investment

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He was a significant shareholder and long-serving director of Centum Investment Company PLC and Chairman of the company’s Board Finance and Investment Committee.

Kirubi was also the Chairman of Haco Industries, and is recognized as one of Kenya’s first indigenous manufacturers and at one time served as Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers.

He was also Chairman of Coca-Cola Nairobi Bottlers, DHL Worldwide Express, International House Limited, and Smart Applications International as well as Deputy Chairman of Bayer East Africa Limited.

Aside from his personal work, Dr. Kirubi was extensively involved with several African Governments.

He served on the National Economic and Social Council which was responsible for crafting Kenya’s current blue print for growth, Vision 2030, under President Kibaki’s regime.


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