Robert Kirubi found out the hard way that there could be no easy way to escape from the shadow of a towering figure such as Chris Kirubi’s. As the corporate mogul rests after a hard and long illness that finally took his life, some of the eccentric things that he did using his money are coming to light.
Before he died, Kirubi shared that although he had tried to get his son to work for him, he had been unsuccessful, since his son stubbornly decided to continue working for DHL, which had employed him.
“My son is in Brussels, he works for DHL. He is doing so well out there that each time I have offered him a job here, he always says that the earnings are a joke.
“I think they pay him so much money he refused to work for me but its good he has also accumulated a lot of experience,” said CK
In the aftermath of the business magnate’s death, more and more details about the companies that he owned, or had shares in, are now coming to light. It is now emerging that Chris Kirubi went ahead to acquire interests in the company which his son worked for, DHL, and so substantial were the shares that he was made the chair of the company’s local franchise here in Kenya.
In essence, while Robert Kirubi refused to be his father’s employee, his father decided to forcefully become his boss.
Robert Kirubi is the Head of Global Customer Programs at DHL Service Logistics. He previously served as a Vice President at DHL in charge of business development before being promoted to client support and later to Vice President in charge of DHL Service Logistics.
He holds a bachelor of science degree from the Northeastern University in Boston, USA. Kirubi “jnr” attended local schools in Kenya including Hillcrest School and St Mary’s School before moving to the U.S.