TRUE LEADER

JOHN NGUMI: The Chris Kirubi I knew

There is an essential but little-known Chris Kirubi: Brilliant, an intensely and proudly African

In Summary

• A smart businessman, yes, but also a nationalist and pan-Africanist.

• A strategic thinker, much as he tried to hide this side of himself by emphasising and playing up his colourful public persona.

Chris Kirubi has been eulogised in laudatory terms these last few days. That is as it should be.

He was an exceptionally successful businessman, a larger than life presence on Nairobi’s ...

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