The memorial service for the departed Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore took place at the All Saints Cathedral. His widow, Wambui Kamiru Collymore, was among the hundreds of mourners who have gathered to pay their last tributes to the man many looked up to.
Wambui had asked mourners not to wear black to the service and even asked one of her late husband’s bosom friends, Journalist Jeff Koinange, to make a public announcement. Bob had made it clear before his demise that he wanted a modest send-off.
“Jeff, tell people not to wear black tomorrow for the memorial. We are not mourning Bob, we are celebrating him.” Jeff shared her message during his JKL show on Citizen TV.
This morning, Wambui turned up for the service in a simple black and blue dress with white flowers, and a waterfall sweater:
Among the dignitaries who graced the service were President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Vice Presidents Musalia Mudavadi, Moody Awori and Kalonzo Musyoka.
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