Safaricom is set to close all its shops for four hours on Thursday in honour of its departed former Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore.
The shops will be closed from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm.
“As a mark of respect for our cherished leader, Safaricom shall be closing all our shops countrywide on Thursday 4th July 2019 between the hours of 10.30am and 2.30pm,” Safaricom said in a statement.
Meanwhile a Memorial Service for Collymore will be held at the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi.
Collymore was sent off yesterday at the Kariokor crematorium where his body was cremated.
The event was attended by few family members and selected friends.
Journalist Jeff Koinange and Politician Peter Kenneth are among the mourners who attended the cremation ceremony.
Collymore died at his Nairobi home on Monday, aged 61, after a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a cancer for which he had been seeking treatment since 2017, locally and in the United Kingdom.
He is survived by a widow Wambui Kamiru and four children.