Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore is dead.
Collymore died early Monday at his home in Nairobi after a long battle with leukemia.
In October 2017, Collymore went to the UK to receive treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and returned in July 2018 to resume duties.
“He has been undergoing treatment for this condition since then in different hospitals and most recently at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. In recent weeks, his condition worsened and he succumbed to the cancer at his home in the early hours on Monday 1st July 2019,” Safaricom Chairman Nicholas Nganga said in a press statement.
Collymore took over from Michael Joseph as Safaricom CEO in 2010.
Collymore, 61, leaves behind a wife and four children.