Safaricom Chief Executive Office (CEO) Robert (Bob) William Collymore has died after long battle with leukemia.
Reports reaching Uhondo News , indicated Collymore passed on at his home in Nairobi on Monday, July 1.
Confirming the sad news, mobile service provider ,Safaricom said the CEO died on the morning of Monday leaving behind a wife and four children.
“It is with deed sorrow that we announce the passing away of Robert (Bob) William Collymore CEO of Safaricom which occurred at his home in Nairobi on the morning of July 1, 2019,” the company said in a statement.
Safaricom noted Collymore in October 2017 travelled to the United Kingdom (UK) to receive treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and returned to Kenya in July 2018 to resume his duties even as he continued with the treatment at different hospitals.
“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 statement read.