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How Kirubi spent his final moments - Family reveals

The family has finally revealed he was suffering from brain cancer.

A photo of the requiem mass of the late Chris Kirubi

The family of the late Chris Kirubi has revealed the businessman’s last moments before he passed on on June 14.

Speaking during his requiem mass on Friday, June 18 at Faith Evangelistic Ministries church in Karen, the family revealed that Kirubi died of complications caused by brain cancer.

He experienced difficulty breathing on Sunday evening and was put on oxygen. However, the complications persisted and he passed on the following day.

He was surrounded by members of his family as he took his last breath.


In the week leading up to Sunday, his medical team had broken the sad news to him that his chances of surviving were slim.

He began putting his affairs in order such as writing his will in which he bequeathed his vast wealth to those closest to his heart.

According to one of the staff from his medical team, Kirubi preferred being attended to at his home where he had built a state-of-the-art ICU.

Kirubi had in the past disclosed that the cancer had affected his eyes, lungs and kidneys.



The requiem mass was attended by friends and family of the late businessman including ODM leader Raila Odinga who revealed that he recommended the hospital which Kirubi visited in the US for treatment.

“Chris was a visionary person who had a passion for excellence and wanted only the best for his country, Kenya," Odinga stated.

Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka revealed that the tycoon convinced him to negotiate his Vice President position with retired President Mwai Kibaki.


“We are here to celebrate a great Kenyan, a statesman,” Kalonzo added.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto were unable to attend and were represented by Rachel Ruto and Sports CS Amina Mohammed respectively.

"We appreciate Chris for all the lives that he touched. We are grateful to him and we say 'Rest in Peace, may the Lord Bless you,” Rachel eulogised.

“Chris was a dear friend of mine, who was really generous with his time...If he didn't hear from you for a while he would look for you,” Kenyatta’s speech read.


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