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Thursday, August 09, 2018 - Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, has finally opened up on the ailment that has seen him spend over nine months in London for specialized treatment.

In a candid interview on the JKL Show, Collymore, who resumed his duties as the boss of the giant Telecommunication Company this week, admitted that he’s lucky to be alive.

He revealed that he was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the blood called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) - growth of abnormal cells in the bone marrow which interfere with production of white blood cells hence affecting one’s immunity.

He said: 

“When I was finally diagnosed in London, the doctor told me that I probably had it for about 6 months.”

“Being diagnosed with cancer for me was not such a big deal and a lot of people seems to think that is a bit strange.”

“But I was really upset when they told me that it was going to take 9 months.”

“I was like are you crazy?”

“There is a company that has to be managed back at home and a family to take care of,”

“It would have killed me if...

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