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Michael Joseph or Sylvia Mulinge: Mixed reactions as Safaricom appoints interim CEO
By Fay Ngina | Updated Jul 03, 2019 at 13:36 EAT
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Michael Joseph and Sylvia Mulinge
SUMMARY

Collymore died at the age of 61 at his home in Nairobi after a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He has left behind one wife and four children

The company secretary Kathryne Maundu released a statement on Tuesday morning stating that Mr. Joseph will resume the position with immediate effect

The appointment of Kenya Airways Chairman Michael Joseph, as the Safaricom Interim Chief Executive officer following Bob Collymore’s death on Monday 1 July, has left netizens talking.

Collymore died at the age of 61 at his home in Nairobi after a long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He has left behind one wife and four children.

The company secretary Kathryne Maundu released a statement on Tuesday morning 2 July stating that Mr. Joseph, who is also a board member of Safaricom, will resume the position with immediate effect.

“Mr. Joseph will hold this position until the Board communicates in due course on a permanent appointment,” read part of the statement.

Michael Joseph, 67, was appointed CEO of the company from July 2000 and retired in November 2010.

A section of Kenyans on Twitter have expressed their opinions that Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer at Safaricom since November 2018, should have been offered the position.

However, others felt that Safaricom did the right thing appointing Mr. Joseph as the interim CEO.

Some neutral Kenyans thought that the fight between who should be CEO between Sylvia Mulinge and Michael Joseph should not be of concern at the moment as Bob’s family is still in mourning.


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