October 21, 2019
Africa

Kenya telecoms giant Bob Collymore dies of cancer at 61

Collymore began receiving treatment for leukemia in 2017, but his condition worsened in recent weeks, Safaricom Chairman Nicholas Nganga, said in a statement."He has been undergoing treatment for his condition since then in different hospitals and most recently at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. In recent weeks, his condition worsened, and he succumbed to the cancer at his home in the early hours of Monday," the company said.Kenya's State House on Monday quoting President Uhuru Kenyatta in a post on Twitter said the country had lost a "distinguished corporate leader.""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," Kenyatta said in the tweet.The Guyanese-born British businessman joined the company in 2010 and has been praised for driving Safaricom innovative Read More – Source

CNN

Related Posts