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Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has passed away

According to a statement from the mobile service provider, Mr Collymore passed away at his home on Monday morning.

He has been suffering from Leukemia. Chairman Nicholas Nganga says his condition worsened in recent weeks.

According to a statement by Telco giant Safaricom, Collymore, he had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and went to the UK to receive treatment. He resumed his duties at Safaricom in July 2018.

Despite his contract set to end in August 2019, it was extended for another 12 months till 2020.

 

 

 

Safaricom’s statement on Collymore’s demise.In October 2017, Collymore travelled to the United Kingdom to receive treatment and returned in July last year to resume his duties.Lately, he had been receiving treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.“On behalf of the Board of Safaricom, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, staff, partners and the nation at large who he served selflessly with joy,” Nganga said. He leaves behind a wife Wambui Kamiru and four children.

Bob with his wife Kamiru Collymore. COURTESY PHOTO

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA,

“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.

President Kenyatta shares a light moment with Bob. FILE PHOTO

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.

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″

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta mourned Collymore:

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“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” ~ H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta

 

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Embakasi West MP George Theuri in mourning

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Embakasi West Member of Parliament George Theuri is mourning the death of his father Mzee Theuri.

Mzee Theuri passed on Monday morning.

The MP took to his social media accounts to mourn the death of his father.

“My family mourn, I can’t believe Dad you are gone; RIP Dad I celebrate you, my hero. I may try to look strong on the outside, but I am so broken,” Theuri wrote on Facebook.

His followers took the opportunity to send in their messages of condolences to the legislator.

“God gives and he takes. May he rest well,” Hon Simon Mbugua posted.

“May God comfort you and your family and may he RIP. I am sure the way you treated him per your other posts on here made his last days on earth really bright,” Grace Preety Wa Wachira commented.

“Pole sana Mheshimiwa, may God give you the strength you need at this difficult moment,” Catherine Mukunyi wrote.

“Sincere condolences bwana mheshimiwa may his soul rest in peace. It is well,” Ednah Kamau said.

“My sincere condolences to you and your family may God comfort you,” commented Berniece Mugoh.

“So sorry for the loss. May God give you and the entire family strength, peace, and grace that surpasses human understanding during this difficult time,” posted Eunice Wanjiru.

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“My condolences to you and your family. May the Lord comfort you as only he can. May he rest in peace,” Salome Thuo mentioned.

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More arrests loom over Syombua, children’s killings

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More arrests are expected following the killing of the estranged wife of a soldier and her two children as homicide detectives and forensic experts from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation headquarters pitched camp on Sunday at the Laikipia Airbase in Nanyuki.

Following discovery of the bodies at a public cemetery on Saturday evening, detectives are now pursuing leads that the main suspect, Major Peter Mwaura, had accomplices in the killings.

After searching his house for several hours on Saturday, police now believe the murders were committed inside the army barracks. And now, detectives are trying to piece together how the soldier managed to sneak the three bodies out of the military facility undetected.

Sources within the police department revealed that preliminary findings have placed the possible murder scene inside the Laikipia Airbase leading investigators to suspect Major Mwaura had help from inside.

“It looks like he did it from inside the barracks definitely. Maybe he was helped by someone from within,” an officer who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the case told the Nation.

Already, the Nation has learned that police have placed in custody and questioned two more people believed to have been involved in the murder and cover up.

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A taxi operator who is yet to be identified is said to have told police in his statement that Major Mwaura sent him to purchase three gunny bags around the time the family disappeared. On Saturday, the three bodies found at Thingithu were stuffed in gunny bags.

At the same time, police reports also suggest that a casual worker at the military base identified as Collins Pamba has also been placed in custody in connection with the killings.

Mr Pamba is said to have helped the army man bury the bodies at the public cemetery where the government disposes unclaimed bodies.

Joyce Syombua, 31, and her two children, Shanice Maua, 10 and five-year-old Prince Michael, were reported missing on October 27 after spending two days at Major Mwaura’s home.

Ms Joyce Syombua (left) and her children Shanice Maua and Prince Michael, who have been missing since October 26. Her estranged husband on November 16, 2019 led police to three bodies dumped in a shallow grave at a cemetery in Nanyuki. PHOTO | POOL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

They had arrived at the Laikipia Airbase Barracks on October 25 where they were staying with the army man.

While police are trying to piece up the timeline of the murders, it has been reported that the suspect left the house with the children a day after they arrived at the base.

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Syombua had apparently gone to fresh up, but afterwards found out that Major Mwaura had taken the children for a walk within the military base.

When he returned, the military officer reportedly claimed he had left the two children with a friend as he wanted to have a private conversation with his estranged wife.

But in his statement to detectives, Major Mwaura did not give finer details of what transpired on that morning.

As investigations into their disappearance took off, he told police that he took Syombua and their two children to Nanyuki bus terminus where they boarded a matatu under 4NTE Sacco.

The trio, however, never arrived at their home in Kayole, Nairobi, raising suspicion over their safety. A missing person report was initially made at the Soweto Police Station and the same relayed to Nanyuki Police Station, prompting investigations into the disappearance.

The discovery of her cellphone inside one of the matatus would later open a can of worms into what is turning out to be a brutal triple homicide and a well calculated cover up.

Major Mwaura is expected to be arraigned on Monday.

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‘Don’t mention my name in things you don’t know!’ Jacque Maribe blasts fan

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Former media personality Jacque Maribe will not take wrong assumptions about life lying down.

After Jalango posted a photo of himself with her ex-fiance, Joseph ‘Jowie’ Irungu wishing him all the best in his life.

Jalang'o and JowieThe comedian posted a picture of himself, Jowie, Joe Muchiri and Dan paps, with the caption:

“This was a good day….@jowie.jowi 😭😭 Keep holding!”

Jowie is currently in Kamiti Maximum Prison over the brutal and gruesome murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

Jalango’s fan named wambui_glory took to to the comments segment of the Instagram post and wrote,

“… not that he deserves justice.. He deserved a bail and he’s innocent till proven guilty, Monica deserves justice too but it was unfair kupea Maribe bail waache huyu.”

A very angry Jacque shot back to defend herself in the legal matter.

“@wambui_glory please don’t mention my name on things you know nothing about. Thanks.”

 

By Mpasho

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