Chris Kirubi Chris Kirubi dropped from lucrative post in government

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Ailing businessman Chris Kirubi dropped from lucrative post by President Uhuru Kenyatta

File image of Chris Kirubi with Cabinet Secretaries Najib Balala and Adan Mohamed play File image of Chris Kirubi with Cabinet Secretaries Najib Balala and Adan Mohamed (Courtesy)

Ailing billionaire businessman Chris Kirubi is among prominent personalities who lost their influential posts after yesterday’s shake up in government.

Kirubi had been appointed as a Non-Executive Chairperson at the Brand Kenya Board, a body tasked with marketing the country as a key investment and tourist destination.

In yesterday’s reshuffle, former Nation Media Group CEO Linus Gitahi will take over the post.

It is not clear what informed the decision to drop the seasoned entrepreneur and industrialist from the post.

Kirubi has been battling ill health and had jetted out of the country to the US for specialized treatment.

play File image of Linus Gitahi (Courtesy)


His investment include commercial and residential real estate, Capital FM, Haco Tiger Brands, Centum investments among others.

Other personalities who lost their posts in the recent reshuffle include former Secretary to the Cabinet and head of Public Service Francis Muthaura.

Titus Ibui will now take over from Muthaura as the Chairperson, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority.

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