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Inside Bob Collymore’s Last Will

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Former Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore left all his Kenyan wealth estimated at millions of shillings for exclusive use of his widow, Wambui Kamiru Collymore.

In wishes captured in his final will exclusively obtained by The Standard, Collymore appointed State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita as an alternate executor of his will should anything happen to Wambui.

Collymore married Wambui in April 2016, but died two years into the marriage in August 2018. In the application for grant of probate lodged with the courts, Wambui has redacted the full inventory of his wealth estimated to run into billions.

In 2015, Collymore had declared his Kenyan wealth, in the modest assets of Sh287 million worth.

“I give, devise and bequeath all my estate, real and personal, immovable and movable whatsoever and wheresoever situated to my wife for her own use and benefit absolutely,” clause 3 of the Will dated April 18, 2018 says.

The Will strictly relates to his wealth in Kenya, and makes mention of a separate Will of his property outside Kenya, and which is taken care of in a separate Will.

The two Wills will take effect concurrently and independent of each other. The Kenyan Will was drawn by Kaplan & Stratton, a prominent law firm in Nairobi, and witnessed by Safaricom Chief Finance Officer Sitoyo Lopokoiyit and Charles Wanjohi, Safaricom’s Director of the Consumer Business Unit.

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The framing of the Will reveals that Collymore placed much more trust on his juniors at workplace than his buddies and associates in public life.

The Will makes zero reference to the public figures associated with him, including the now famous “Boys Club” of media personality Jeff Koinange, politician Peter Kenneth, Radio Africa CEO Patric Quarcoo, Scan Group boss Bharat Thakrar, businessman Ally Khan Satchu and KCB CEO Joshua Oigara.

“If my wife shall not survive me as aforesaid, I appoint Nzioka Waita to be the sole executor and trustee of this my Will,” Collymore wrote.

Nzioka is a former Safaricom top manager who was poached by State House to head the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) In a scenario where Nzioka was the sole trustee, Collymore’s wealth in Kenya would be split between three entities.

His son by his previous marriage James Collymore of UK would take 40 per cent of his wealth while his daughter Sarah Collymore, similarly of UK, would get equal share of wealth.

Wambui’s children would get 20 per cent of the wealth but only after attaining the age of 18, and in equal shares. If the trusts fail for whatever reason in this second scenario, Nzioka as the sole trustee shall hold the wealth in trust capacity for education and maintenance of Collymore estate.

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“During his lifetime, the deceased was a prominent figure but he kept his personal affairs very private and listing of the assets in the application for Grant of Probate will expose the family to undue publicity that would be prejudicial,” Wambui says in an affidavit for grant.

Citing parts of Law of Succession Act, Wambui argues that the court can excuse her from listing the full inventory of her late husband’s assets. Section 70 of the Law of Succession Act says the court has powers to examine all applicants, call for further evidence in relation and issue special citation.

Section 51 of the Act requires every application to come with full inventory of the assets and liabilities of the deceased. Rule 7 (1)(d) also demands a full list of the inventory.

According to the 2015 declaration of wealth, Collymore was earning at least Sh9 million a month at the time, and had accumulated Sh110 million worth of wealth in the preceding 12 months.

He claimed that he owned a Sh54 million residential house in London, UK and has Sh18.3 million worth of shares in Safaricom. He had Vodafone PLC shares worth Sh88.7 million. At the time, he had more than 30 years worth of working experience.

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In the will Collymore’s surplus income shall be accumulated by investing the same and the resulting income added onto his share of wealth.

“No income shall be apportioned or treated as capital,” he decreed in the Will. Nzioka can, however, use the money to buy stocks, shares and securities.

He can borrow loans and appoint a corporation to manage the Will. In quite a measure of thoroughness, Colymore also decreed that his properties be insured against risks using “reputable insurance companies.”

By Standard.co.ke


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Ciru Muriuki in mourning again, just months after losing her dad

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The loss of a loved one is a feeling one can never put into words. But losing another person so close to your heart, becomes a tall order.

July 2020, BBC journalist, Angela Wanjiru wa Muriuki alias Ciru Muriuki lost her dad to COVID-19. A man she dearly honored, loved and cherished.

A man she still misses more than words can say; a man who would have turned 72 years on October 10, were he still alive.

Pain and agony that she wonders how long it will last.

Amid COVID-19 and strict health measures put in place, her dads send-off left a different mark in her life.

“Heh. Losing a father. Nothing prepares you for the pain. Nothing. I wonder if I’ll feel this agony forever. My father’s funeral was the worst experience of our lives.”

Remember, Ciru also contracted the virus and had to mourn her late dad in almost complete solitude.

I cannot think of anything worse,” she tweeted.

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It has been barely 4 months that the celebrated media personality was allowed to mourn her loss, and death has stricken once more.

Taking to her Twitter, the broadcast journalist mourned the loss of a beloved mother, a grand mum and an aunt – her fathers sister.

READ ALSO:   Wambui discloses she suffered temporary disability after Bob’s death

Messages of condolences continue to flow in from fellow personalities, friends and fans as they comfort a dear Ciru, having to bear 2 consecutive losses amid a pandemic.

May their souls rest in eternal peace!

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Comedian David The Student tests positive for Covid-19 in US after drama with racist couple

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Former Churchill Show comedian David Kangogo, famously known as David The Student, has tested positive for Covid-19 just days after he had an altercation with a Caucasian couple in the United States of America.

The comedian, through his Facebook page, said he started feeling unwell and also exhibited the symptoms associated with the deadly virus on Friday before going for a test which turned positive.

“I got diagnosed with Covid-19. Now I am quarantined and I trust and believe I’ll get through this. Thank you all for the support I’ve been receiving. Thank you! Please stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance,” he wrote.

Hᴇʏ ɢᴜʏs!

I ɢᴏᴛ ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴄᴏᴠɪᴅ 19 . I ɴᴏᴡ ᴀᴍ ǫᴜᴀʀᴀɴᴛɪɴᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ I ᴛʀᴜsᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠᴇ I’ʟʟ ɢᴇᴛ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴛʜɪs! Tʜᴀɴᴋ…

Posted by David the Student on Monday, November 23, 2020

Kangogo, who relocated to the US in search of greener pastures in 2018, has been working as a Lyft driver.

Last week the comedian was in the news after an angry Lyft passenger hurled racial slurs at him after he asked the Caucasian couple who had requested for a ride to put on a mask.

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In a disturbing video, which has since gone viral after it was shared by Al Jazeera, shows a passenger identified only as “Joe” erupting after Kangogo asked him to put his mask back on after taking it off during the ride.

The clip shows the man getting out of the car and unleashing verbal abuse toward the former comedian as his female companion looks on.

Kongogo then urged the man to keep abusing him as he keeps recording the incident.

David The Student told the couple to “just put on” their masks, but he wasn’t having it and even threatened to urinate inside the car, the video shows.

Kangogo, 30, told Newsweek the man ignored his first request to put his mask back on after taking it off during the ride. The company’s policy requires all passengers and drivers to don masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said he called Lyft representatives following the incident and then went home.

“I couldn’t drive,” Kangogo told the outlet. “I was literally shaking.”

In a statement, Lyft confirmed the unidentified passenger had been permanently banned.

“There is no place for discrimination of any sort in the Lyft community, and this behavior is absolutely unacceptable,” the statement reads. “We have permanently removed the rider from the Lyft community and have been in touch with the driver to offer our support.”


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‘My ex-wife is not my daughter’s mum,’ Pastor Burale clarifies November 23, 2020

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Pastor Robert Burale mistake his ex-wife for being his daughter’s mother, which is not the case. He and Rozinah Mwakideu were married for a year before experiencing a public break up.

At the time, Burale already had his daughter.

“People were saying how can you fight like this and you have a child together. They brought my daughter into a situation where she is not.

“My ex wife is not my daughter’s mother. And many people make that mistake.”

Adding;

“It was public. When we broke up, we didn’t have the luxury of setting things in private, so it was us and many other people who took sides. I was judged as a preacher and a relationship coach. I went through bitterness, self pity, depression and then healing.”

Burale best dressed pastor

Five years later, Burale was triggered after his wife did an interview with a local media house.

“I handled it with a lot of pain. There was alot of bitterness and anger. I do believe my ex wife was misquoted in some of those things. Cause I know some of those things that were said she didn’t say.”

Since then, the relationship coach has kept his relationship on the low key.

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