Bob Collymore’s widow Wambui Kamiru has asked those planning to attend his memorial mass not to wear black.
Bob’s memorial service will be held today at the All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi. During Bob’s cremation on Tuesday, Wambui didn’t dress in black as many do and most mourners also wore bright colors.
While sharing Wambui’s message, Jeff Koinange said that the widow had requested people not to dress in black.
Jeff tell people not to wear black tomorrow for the memorial. We are not mourning Bob, we are celebrating him,’ read her message.
Before his death, Bob Collymore asked his family to cremate him the second day after passing on. He also instructed that there shouldn’t be a grand burial.
Bob always lived modestly. After telling us that his doctor had told him he would hardly go past three days, our minds kicked into planning. He was specific on what he wanted to be done.
He specified that he wanted his body cremated within 24 hours and at Kariokor centre and sternly rejected any plan for a grand ceremony for his burial,’ ” the source who declined to be named said.
The total cost of handling his body was so modest that it is doubtful an ordinary Kenyan would settle for it. His funeral expenses up to cremation were Sh63,000 or thereabout, according to the sources in the planning team.