Business mogul Chris Kirubi in a candid talk with Nasa Leader Raila Odinga revealed why he has never invested in Kisumu.
Kirubi who had a rare courtesy call in his Loresho home from Raila Odinga expressed his joy on the visit taking his time to explain his long-term reason for never pumping money into the lakeside city.
Kirubi who fell short of saying he will soon be investing in Kisumu expressively said the destruction cycle witnessed every five years was scaring potential investors.
He said investors don’t invest in cycles, calling on a long-term peace that would, in turn, put confidence on investors to come to Kisumu.
“Kisumu has such a huge potential, more than anywhere else because it has a big lake. Let us invest in Kisumu and allow it to grow, but we have to give confidence to investors,” added Kirubi
“I am very pleased this morning. It is historical for me, I have been unwell for a long time, friends have been coming to see me, but it has never been a great pleasure as welcoming Mr. Odinga and I know who true friends of mine are,” Kirubi said
He commended Raila Odinga for his relentless peace initiatives and efforts to unite Kenyans saying his gesture to reach-out to President Uhuru Kenyatta was laudable.
Odinga on his part said the country has a great potential, but it has been a perennial underachiever adding that the basis of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and him was to create a conducive environment to tackle problems bedeviling the citizenry.
Odinga who was accompanied by his legal adviser Paul Mwangi also said he was happy to see Kirubi recuperating well.
Popularly referred to as DJ CK, the 70-year-old Chris Kirubi returned home in March after a six-month stay in the United States where he reportedly received specialized treatment for an unknown ailment.
The Nairobi City tycoon owns a wide range of businesses in public listed and private firms. His business interests are diverse, ranging from broadcasting, Capital Media Group, to manufacturing, Haco Tiger Brands.