Uhuru, Raila, Senator Moi lead Kenyans in mourning death of Bob Collymore

The late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore during the launch of Safaricom full year financial results for 2019 at Safaricom Micheal Joseph center on 3rd May 2019.[Edward Kiplimo,Standard]

Leaders have condoled with the family of the late Safaricom CEO Robert (Bob) Collymore taking to social media to express their condolence messages. Here are some of the tweeted condolence messages:

President Uhuru Kenyatta

STATEMENT BY H.E. HON. UHURU KENYATTA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF SAFARICOM CEO BOB COLLYMORE

It is with a deep sense of loss that I have received the sad news of the death of Safaricom CEO Robert (Bob) William Collymore this morning.

In this moment of great sorrow, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, relatives, friends and the staff of Safaricom.

Bob Collymore was an accomplished corporate leader who steered Safaricom to a position of great admiration as East Africa’s most profitable company.

Besides his role at Safaricom, Mr Collymore served on our Vision 2030 Board where he offered his managerial expertise in pursuit of our national development agenda.

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As a country, we've therefore lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be greatly missed.

As we mourn and pay homage to this visionary and exceptional leader, let us also remember to celebrate his life and achievements. Although Bob Collymore has left us, his inspirational life will remain a great legacy, not just to Kenyans, but also to the whole world.

I convey my prayers and heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Bob Collymore. May the Almighty God grant you peace and comfort as you come to terms with this tragic loss.

May the Almighty God rest Bob Collymore’s soul in eternal peace.

Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H.

President of the Republic of Kenya

1st July 2019

ODM Leader Raila Odinga

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.

Former PM Raila Odinga

Sen. Gedion Moi

Message of condolence on the death of Robert Collymore

I am deeply saddened by the death of Safaricom CEO Robert Collymore this morning.

Collymore, a corporate leader par excellence had profound impact on the lives of Kenyans by the revolutionary and innovations in the telecommunications sector as he steered Safaricom.

And even as the company remained the most profitable, breaking new grounds in innovation that changed the lives of her clients, Bob remained simple and focused.

I wish to express my deepest sympathy and that of my family, to his family, friends and employees of Safaricom during this moment of grief.

Hon. Senator Gideon Moi

July 1, 2019

Sen Moses Wetang'ula

I mourn the passing on of Bob Collymore,the Safaricom ceo, with deep sorrow. Bob managed and navigated the growth of Safaricom esp mobile money transfers. He exemplified the greatness & humility of a successful entrepreneur. RIP brother Bob.

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula

ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi

The Mudavadi Memorial Foundation Trust Fund is forever indebted for the support received from Bob towards advancing Education, Health and Socio-Economic Development to various communities. He shall greatly be missed. May he rest in eternal peace.

ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi.

Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka

Robert (Bob) William Collymore was a man who had a brilliant work ethic and attitude.Bob was a kind and courageous man.He cared greatly for his staff at Safaricom and steered the company to impact many Kenyans lives. Rest in peace Bob. To his family our prayers are with you.

CBK Governor Dr Patrick Njoroge

Deeply saddened by the passing away this morning of Bob Collymore. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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