Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore breathed his last today morning at 2 am.
According to a statement from the mobile service provider, Collymore passed away at his home on Monday morning.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent in his condolences.
“It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Mr 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.”
In October 2017, Collymore went to the UK to receive treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and returned in July 2018 to resume duties.
“He has been undergoing treatment for this condition since then in different hospitals and most recently at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi,” the statement said.
It added; “In recent weeks, his condition worsened and he succumbed to the cancer at his home in the early hours on Monday.”
Collymore leaves behind a wife and four children.
“On behalf of the board of SAFARICOM.PLC, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, staff, partners and the nation at large who he served selflessly and with joy,” Safaricom chairman Nicholas Nganaga said.
Here are photos of the memorable moments of Bob’s life that he lived out in public.
From us, at Mpasho.co.ke we pray for comfort and peace for the family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. May he rest in peace.