Chris Kirubi steps out as Kenya’s top corporate fixer

Businessman Chris Kirubi during an interview at his International Life House office in Nairobi on September 2, 2014. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA |

What you need to know:

  • Inside story of billionaire businessman who has built clout under the Uhuru government.

In the hallowed boardrooms of Kenya’s top corporations and in the corridors of political power and influence, the one name that has popped up more than any other in the past year, especially when the subject is a multi-billion-shilling public or private sector deal, is Chris Kirubi.

The billionaire entrepreneur appears to have rediscovered his deal-making ways to become Kenya’s most powerful corporate personality in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.

Two things have happened in the past 15 months to signal Mr Kirubi’s rising influence.

He has been part of every foreign trip Mr Kenyatta has made in pursuit of business and investment, including to South Africa, China, and the United States.

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