Respected Kenyan businessman Chris Kirubi on Monday, June 14 died at the age of 80 years.
The family of the billionaire owner of Capital FM confirmed that Kirubi passed away after a long battle with cancer.
The businessman has been in and out of hospital receiving treatment for the disease including when he was flown to the US for specialised treatment in 2017.
In a past interview, Kirubi noted that he was diagnosed with the disease after he had had a normal working day characterised by a number of business meetings before retiring to his home in Kitisuru, Nairobi.
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While resting at home, the tycoon started experiencing fever and called his private doctor who tagged along with a pathologist.
“They took my blood and quickly ran checks only to return to tell me that I was very sick and needed to go with them to the hospital. They rushed me through the emergency section straight to the High Dependency Ward at Nairobi Hospital.
“I’m told my eyes were yellow and my fever was shooting through the roof. From there it was a series of tests for the next few days as they observed my situation,” Kirubi narrated.
The 78-year-old was later informed that he had stage two cancer, which was affecting his internal organs including the lungs and kidneys. The doctors also urged him to fly out of the country immediately for treatment.