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Kenyans mourn Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore


Kenyans on social media are mourning the death of Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore who died on Monday 1 July at the age of 61 years.

He was battling with leukaemia.

Safaricom released a statement confirming his death.

The company’s Board Chairman Nicholas Nganga says Collymore passed on at his home this 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,” Nganga said in a statement issued on Monday morning.

In October 2017, Collymore traveled to the United Kingdom to receive treatment and returned in July last year to resume his duties.

Lately, he had been receiving treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.