Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore passes on


By Fauxile Kibet
Safaricom telco company Chief Executive Officer Mr. Bob Collymore has died.

According to a statement sent by the telco company early Monday, Collymore passed on at his home on Monday morning after a long battle with cancer.
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of Robert (Bob) William Collymore CEO Safaricom which occurred at his home,” company’s Board Chairperson Nicholas Nganga said in a statement.
Collymore has been undergoing treatment for Acute Myloid Lukemia (AML) which he has been suffering from. In October 2017, Collymore travelled to the United Kingdom to receive treatment and returned in July last year to resume his duties.
“On behalf of the Board of Safaricom, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, staff, partners and the nation at large who he served selflessly with joy,” Nganga said.
Collymore has been Chief Executive Officer of the telecom firm since 2010.