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Bob Collymore’s final journey underway

The body of the late Safricom CEO Robert (Bob) William Collymore will be cremated on Tuesday at a private function.

The body of the late Bob Collymore left Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi as close friends and family came to bid farewell to the telcom giant.

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Security was tight as a hearse ferrying his body headed to Kariokor for the final rites. His family and friend followed closely in separate vehicles.

The late Bob passed away on Monday at his Nairobi home following a long battle with cancer.

In October 2017, Robert (Bob) William Collymore proceeded to the UK to receive treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and returned on July 2018 to resume his duties.

Also read: Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore passes on

He has been undergoing treatment for this condition in different hospitals and most recently at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.

Bob Collymore successor

Safaricom PLC has appointed Michael Joseph as the interim Chief Executive Officer following the demise of Bob Collymore.

Michael Joseph who is a board member of Safaricom has been appointed following a special board meeting of the Directors.

Also read: Bob Collymore set to buried on Tuesday 2nd July

Bob Collymore final journey underway

“Following the passing on of the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Robert (Bob) William Collymore on 1st July 2019, at a Special Board meeting of the Directors that was held on the even date, the Board resolved to appoint Mr. Michael Joseph, a Board member of the company, as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the company with immediate effect.” Said Safaricom

Bob Collymore burial

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore will be buried on Tuesday 2nd July as revealed by the company board chair Nicholas Ng’ang’a  on Monday.

Ng’ang’a further revealed that Bob Collymore’s final sendoff will be a private affair which will be attended by “those who cared”

Also read: Michael Joseph appointed interim Safaricom CEO

A memorial service will also be held to celebrate the life and times of the Safaricom CEO on Wednesday or Thursday subject to confirmation.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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