Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, is dead, according to an official statement issues bu the telecom.
Collymore passed away at his home on Monday morning
The statement recalls that 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 that, “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.
It is with deep sadness that I have learnt this morning news of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore. As a country, we’ve lost a distinguished leader who greatly contributed to national development. My condolences to family, friends and all Kenyans.
Rest In Peace my friend. pic.twitter.com/QfaA4QMygR
— Chris Kirubi (@CKirubi) July 1, 2019