President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday led Kenyan leaders in mourning the death of businessman Chris Kirubi.
Uhuru, Raila and other leaders mourn Chris Kirubi
My friend Chris Kirubi - Uhuru Kenyatta
Calling him "friend", President Kenyatta reiterated that the death of the prominent businessman had been a shock.
The statement from State House termed the death of Dr Kirubi as a theft. President Kenyatta eulogized Dr Kirubi as an entrepreneur who created jobs for thousands of Kenyans.
"I have received the shocking news of the passing away of my friend Chris Kirubi with a lot sadness. The cruel hand of death has robbed our nation of a patriot whose entrepreneurial spirit, hard work and determination saw him create some of our country's largest enterprises which offer employment to thousands of our people.
"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," the President eulogized.
Former Prime Minister also stated: "Chris Kirubi was my friend and one to many others and a mentor to even more. He was a dedicated entrepreneur and philanthropist who helped scores of Kenyans over time. My heartfelt condolences go to his family, friends and all those whose lives he touched. Rest In Peace Chris."
Condolence Messages for Chris Kirubi
Deputy President William Ruto also joined leaders in mourning the fallen business leader eulogizing him as the "most visible business personalities".
"I join Kenyans in mourning the passing of one of the country's most visible business personalities. Chris Kirubi was an irrepressible boardroom operative, media personality, developer and investor whose interests traversed multiple sectors and enterprises.
"His presence and voice will be missed by many, and his colossal legacy, just like his towering personality, will continue to inspire emulation and elicit debate among people of all walks of life. May his family receive solace from Almighty God, and draw comfort from his memory," DP Ruto stated.
Others who mourned the death of the business leader include, former Council of Governors Chair Wycliffe Oparanya.
"My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr Chris Kirubi. Death has robbed our Country a hardworking and industrious entrepreneur who impacted positively and touched the lives of many people. May his soul rest in eternal peace," he stated.
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