Kenya Politicians, Mourn Safaricom’s CEO Collymore died of cancer

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Politicians, business people and the staff of Safaricom have mourned Robert William Collymore, the chief executive officer of Safaricom, who passed on Monday morning at his home in Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta also released a statement mourning the death of the Safaricom boss citing that we have ‘lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed.’

“It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEOBob 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, “said President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Condolence messages came from far and wide including Kenya’s opposition politician Raila Odinga, Kenya Chief justice David Malaga and others.

“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” ~ H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta

Raila Odinga

Kenya’s opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga attends the NASA’s fund raising event for the victims of police brutality, following recent rallies and protests in Nairobi, Kenya, on November 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

@RailaOdinga

My condolences go out to the friends and family of Mr Bob Collymore as well as the entire Safaricom fraternity.
Bob served our country with dedication and sustained us as a communication hub in Africa. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

David Maraga

I join Kenyans and the world in mourning the demise of Mr Bob Collymore, the Safaricom CEO. In his death we have lost a towering symbol of excellence in corporate governance. May God comfort his family, friends and colleagues.

Delight$ports‏ @styvinesta

My heartfelt Condolences to a great and smart man, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore. He has been a good supporter of the development of sports in our country and to the sporting fraternity it’s a huge blow. #love&sports

Kenyans also took to social media to send their condolences to the family.

According to the chairman of Safaricom, Collymore has been battling cancer since 2017, getting treatment in the UK and Aga Khan hospital.

He is survived by a wife and four children.

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