In Summary
  • President Kenyan joins Kenyans to mourn the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore.
  • Other leaders and Kenyans received with shock the sad news and took to social media to express their condolences to Collymore’s family.

President Uhuru Kenyatta joined Kenyans to mourn Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore, noting that his death was a great loss country owing to his great contributions to the national development agenda.

Collymore, 61, succumbed to cancer at his home on Monday morning.

“It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” the President said.

In December 2018, Mr Kenyatta appointed Collymore a member of the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board for a three-year term.

Deputy President William Ruto praised Collymore as a "distinguished corporate titan" whose leadership helped the telco scale new height.

"Collymore was exemplary, brilliant and courageous, especially in the manner he battled cancer. Condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. Rest In Peace," said DP Ruto.

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In May this year, Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki appointed Collymore to the National Cancer Institute board.

Other leaders and Kenyans received with shock the sad news and took to social media to express their condolences to Collymore’s family.

A screen grab of comments on Twitter. PHOTO | TWITTER

A screen grab of comments on Twitter. PHOTO | TWITTER

Collymore has been at the helm of the telco giant since November 2010 and has steered Safaricom to new heights with the firm being the most profitable company in the country.

"Our beloved CEO @bobcollymore has passed. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, our colleagues, partners and the nation at large," tweeted Safaricom announcing his death.

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