Social media is buzzing as Kenyans recall the fond memories of former Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore. Mr. Collymore passed on in July 2019 after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia close to two years. He had been at the helm of the giant telco for 9 years and had transformed the company into a profit-making machine yet the best customer service that really transformed lives.
His business acumen and leadership saw him take Safaricom to the people, invest in ‘Kadogo’ economy, tremendously give back to society and stay as a catalyst for business and economic growth. This morning Kenyans took to social media to remember the kind of man Bob was.
The creative industry in Kenya is forever indebted by his conscious act of giving them a chance to grow, get money, and showcase talent. From sponsoring Bloggers awards (BAKE) to setting up concerts like Safaricom Jazz and other music-oriented shows, Bob was truly the man. Sample the positive points people are talking about on Social Media.
Bob Collymore won hearts of many kenyans during his tenure as the @SafaricomPLC CEO. We live to remember Bob for his kind deeds and clean heart. He changed many lifes and inspired many. Bob is a special person in Kenyan history. #CelebratingBob pic.twitter.com/9Oev44f71e
— Peter Kariuki (@PeterKariukiKE) July 1, 2020
We join the Nation in #CelebratingBob. A year later, Bob Collymore spirit lives on. He is remembered for changing Safaricom from usual profit-oriented business to being part and parcel of lives and livelihoods of millions of Kenyans. We hope the firm shall keep his ideals forever pic.twitter.com/81JNCCuIFH
— Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) (@CofekRebranded) July 1, 2020
— Voice of Reason (@KoechMmanuel) July 1, 2020