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Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore dies in Nairobi, aged 61

Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore has died at his Nairobi home early morning on July 1, 2019, Safaricom chairman Nicholas Nganga said in a press statement.

The Guyanese-born British citizen took a medical leave in October 2017 to fight cancer and resumed work in July 2018.

“He had been undergoing treatment for this condition since then in different hospitals and most recently at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi. In recent weeks, his condition worsened,” the statement says.

Collymore, 61, is survived by widow Wambui Kamiru Collymore and four children.

Following news of his death, Twitter and other social media channels were flooded with condolence messages.

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