A recent photo of tycoon Chris Kirubi and Anne Mwaura has given us have a glimpse of his recovery journey after months of battling cancer.
Kirubi who is well known for his businesses has been away from the limelight and it’s easy to understand why.
Looking at the photo, one can see the glow in his eyes unlike when he came back from the US where he had gone to seek medical attention
Talking about his cancer journey in a past interview with the Star, Kirubi said a fever he had was what made doctors discover the cancer.
“My cancer was discovered by mistake.”
In 2019, Kirubi began his day as usual with a flurry of business meetings and retreated to his palatial home in upmarket Kitsuru later that afternoon.
While home in the leafy suburb Kirubu started experiencing fever and he called his doctor who came 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.”
“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,” the 78-year-old told the Star.
Kirubi then flew to Boston in the US where doctors ran further checks and started treatment.
Once he recovered, doctors discharged him and the business mogul flew back home.
Looking at him now it is evident that he has made a lot of progress.
When he started treatment he had lost a lot of weight and his glow but he has gotten it back.
And that is something to be happy about.