President Uhuru Kenyatta today joined Kenyans in mourning Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore who died today morning at his Nairobi home.
Uhuru described Collymore as a distinguished leader whose contribution to the national well being will be missed.
“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. As a country, we’ve lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed,” said Uhuru.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga also eulogised Collymore as a person who served the country with dedication and sustained Kenya as a communication hub in Africa.
“My condolences go out to the friends and family of Mr Bob Collymore as well as the entire Safaricom fraternity. Bob served our country with dedication and sustained us as a communication hub in Africa. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” he stated.
Deputy President William Ruto described Collymore as a corporate titan whose shrewed leadership at the helm of Safaricom was commendable.
“Collymore was exemplary, brilliant and courageous, especially in the manner he battled cancer. Condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. Rest In Peace,” tweeted Ruto.
The news of Collymore departure caught the nation with shock with many Kenyans taking to social media to condole with his friends and relatives.