CHRIS KIRUBI

Chris Kirubi's burial set for Saturday at Thika farm

Kirubi died on Monday.

In Summary

•In an announcement made by the funeral organising committee, the service will commence at 11 am and guests are expected to be seated by 10:30am.

•Kirubi's burial is set for Saturday, June 19 at his farm in Thika.

Chris Kirubi
Chris Kirubi
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The funeral service for industrialist and Capital Group Limited chairman Chris Kirubi will be held on Friday at the Faith Evangelistic Ministry (FEM) church in Karen.

In an announcement made by the funeral organising committee, the service will commence at 11 am and guests are expected to be seated by 10:30am.

Kirubi's burial is set for Saturday at his farm in Thika.

The burial ceremony will begin at 11am.

Kirubi, 80, died on Monday June 14, 2021 at his home after a long battle with cancer.  

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Christopher J. Kirubi who passed away today at 1 pm at his home after a long battle with cancer fought with fortitude, grace and courage. He was surrounded by his family," his family said in a statement.

He left behind two children.

President Uhuru Kenyatta mourned Kirubi as a seasoned businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist who founded and successfully ran some of Kenya's largest corporations.

"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," Uhuru said.

He also mourned Kirubi as a successful mentor and coach who helped raise a generation of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.

"Besides his celebrated business acumen, Kenya will remember Chris as a great coach and business mentor who raised some of our country's best businessmen and corporate leaders," Uhuru said.