NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 19–Information, Communications and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has eulogized the late Dr Chris Kirubi as a friend a mentor to him ever since he met him for the first time while doing his further studies in London.
While narrating their journey together, Mucheru said Kirubi has since been in hands on with the projects in the ICT ministry and assured the public to also see some of the projects they were handling together will come to fruition.
“There was a project we were working with him called Jaza Trust which Mworia and his team are aware, this is where we are trying to work together to get all the youth, to be owners of capital as opposed to just earners and he provided a lot of insight and that program we will definitely ensure that in his memory we will see it succeed,” said Mucheru.
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said he will also remember Kirubi’s unique characteristic of investing in various businesses and political systems that have since been of big impact to the country and the world at large.
“We have learnt a lot from Kirubi but the one that we can also appreciate is also his skills in investments, he was special in choosing, maintaining and executing many investments even in the political arena,” Macharia added.
The two were speaking during the ongoing funeral service of Dr Chris Kirubi in his home in Murang’a.
Dr Kirubi passed away on Monday aged 80. He had battled cancer since 2017.
According to the family, he developed complications early in the year prompting further medical intervention about a year after undergoing treatment abroad with great success.
Dr Kirubi chaired Capital FM, Haco Industries Limited, Kiruma International Limited, International House Limited, Nairobi Bottlers Limited, Sandvik East Africa Limited and DHL Kenya.