Centum Single Largest Shareholder Chris Kirubi Dead

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Kenyan billionaire and Centum Single Largest shareholder Chris Kirubi has died at the age of 80 after a nearly six year battle with cancer. He died at his home.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Christopher J. Kirubi, who passed away today at 1pm at his home after a long battle with cancer fought with fortitude, grace and courage,” announced Capital FM, which he owned, quoting his family.

Kirubi had investments in many publicly traded and private companies, including Centum where he was the single-largest shareholder, International House and agrochemical firm Bayer East Africa.

Centum is cross listed both on the Uganda Securities Exchange and the Nairobi Securities Exchange. A prolific businessman and industrialist, Kirubi held leadership positions in at least 10 companies and organisations.

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