Bob Collymore, CEO of Kenya's Safaricom, passes away

Bob Collymore, CEO of Kenya's Safaricom, passes away
Published: 1 July 2019 - 8:43 p.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer
Image: Bob Collymore

Bob Collymore, the CEO of Kenyan telco Safaricom, died on Monday, the company announced.

He was 61. In 2017, he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Born in Guyana, Collymore joined Safaricom in 2010. He has been praised worldiwde for helping drive Safaricom's innovative mobile payment system,
M-Pesa.

Media outlets around the world have paid tribute to Collymore, including CNN and more.


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