Chris Kirubi Dies: Billionaire industrialist Chris Kirubi has died. Chris Kirubi died in Nairobi after a long battle against cancer. His death was confirmed by his family on Monday afternoon. “BUSINESSMAN Dr. Chris Kirubi who is also the Chairman of Capital Group Limited is dead, the family has confirmed,” his media station Capital FM announced.
Kirubi had been battling what was suspected to be cancer of the colon. The treatment procedure which involved chemotherapy had caused him to lose weight radically.
In November 2018, Mr. Kirubi had traveled to the US for further treatment. He then returned to Kenya had seemingly been doing well, with his health improving significantly.
In a previous interview, Mr. Kirubi revealed that his cancer diagnosis was made by a mistake! In a video, Mr. Kirubi went on to share the ups and downs he has faced in his struggle with the deadly disease. The diagnosis was done after his doctor paid him a visit at his Kitisuru home in 2018 to check up on a fever he had complained about.
“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.
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When they finally finished, they broke the news to me that I had stage two cancer, which was affecting my internal organs including the lungs and kidneys. They said I needed to fly out of the country urgently for treatment,” he said.