Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore is dead
The CEO died yesterday night at his Nairobi home after suffering from cancer. Safaricom Chairman Nicholas Nganga communicated the news.
For the past two weeks, Collymore has not been seen in public. The CEO has been taking drugs ever since he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. His last day happened yesterday when he was unable to talk. Despite efforts to save his life, he gave up the ghost.
A statement from Safaricom reads:
“It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of Robert (Bob) William Collymore CEO of SAFARICOM .PLC,which occurred at his home in the morning of 1st July 2019.
In October 2017 ,Bob proceeded to the UK to receive treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia(AML) and returned in July 2018 to resume duties.He has been undergoing treatment for the condition since then in different hospitals and most recently at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.In recent weeks ,his condition worsened and he succumbed to the cancer at his home in the early hours of Monday 1st July 2019.
Bob Collymore leaves behind a wife and four children”
Rest in Peace Bob