Safaricom CEO BOB COLLYMORE dies at his home in Nairobi after brave battle with Cancer.


Monday, July 01, 2019-Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore is dead. Mr Collymore died at his home in Nairobi at 2:30am.
after long battle with cancer.

According to Safaricom’s chairman, Mr. Nicholas Nganga Mr Collymore's condition worsened in recent weeks.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the first leaders to send his condolences message.

"It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer," the Head of State said.

"As a country, we've lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national well being will be missed," he added.

Mr. Collymore took a nine month leave in late 2017 to seek for specialized treatment in London after he was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the blood called Acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

In a candid interview on the JKL Show, Collymore, who resumed his duties as the boss of the giant Telecommunication Company in August 2018, admitted that he was lucky to be alive.

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 seem 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 I was not diagnosed early. Because AML becomes fatal within weeks and month. It would have killed me by Christmas, I would have been ex-Safaricom CEO,"


Collymore joined the telecommunications company as the CEO in November 2010 and has stayed at the helm till his death.

See the statement from Safaricom below.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

  1. It's sad.
    the crimes of jubilee and cover ups of jubilee state assassinations has taken you to your early death.
    All election crimes die that why through cancer as all those gone in the past.
    If your soul will go to abyss, there will be no peace and I can say rest in peace, cos, there will be no peace. But if he end's up in heaven, good for him, cos there he will be full of peace in the presence of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and all in heaven will have already welcomed him.
    election crime don't pay and cancer is their disease of choice for free.

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