Bob Collymore’s wife Wambui Kamiru Collymore has made a special request ahead of her late husband’s memorial service.
In the message she relayed through Jeff Koingange Live show on Citizen TV, Kamiru said that all people attending the memorial service should not wear dull clothes. “Jeff tell people not to wear black, wear colourful stuff because we are not mourning Bob, we are celebrating him.”
Kamiru on Wednesday spoke for the first time since her husband passed on. In a tweet, she passed her heartfelt gratitude for the support and love she received during the difficult period.
She wrote, “I am overwhelmed by all the love and beautiful messages I have been receiving from you all here. It is a true testament to the character of the special man I was lucky to love. I can’t respond to all your messages but know that I have read and received your warmth. Thank you.”
The former Safaricom’s boss memorial service will be today at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi from 11am.
Bob who has been eulogised as a corporate titan died on Monday at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He served as Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer for 10 years and was instrumental in growing the company to be East Africa’s most profitable firm. In honour of the fallen hero, Safaricom will be closing all their shops today for four hours.
Collymore’s body was cremated on Tuesday at the Kariakor crematorium in the presence of close family, friends and colleagues.
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