The world has lost a great man, Bob Collymore. The Safaricom CEO touched the hearts of many and leaves behind a legacy.

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Radio Africa Group CEO Patrick Quarcoo and best Bob Collymore’s best friend has paid a touching tribute to the Safaricom Boss.

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Quarcoo among other close friends of Bob, visited him on Saturday spent time with him, little did they know that he was going to die.

On Saturday  Peter, Alykhan, Bharat and Jeff had our last meeting with him. He made us smile when he said, “I don’t know about this heaven and earth thing, but I truly hope there is a life after death.” We asked why. With a twinkle in his eye, he said, “If there are ghosts, I will come and rustle the curtains and on birthdays when you light the candles for my children, I will come and help blow them out.”

Bob Collymore and his friends - ‘Stand by Wambui,’ Bob Collymore’s last words to CEO Patrick Quarcoo
Patrick Quarcoo, Bob Collymore and friends

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The media mogul went ahead to narrate how Collymore asked them to always stand by his wife Wambui after his death.

He calmly told us, “If I get three more days, I will be lucky.” We asked what we must do, should we part. “Stay together, stand by Wambui,” he said.

Patrick signed off with a deep message to his best friend and family, which read,

At the next Boys Club dinner, we will set a place for our ‘Captain’ as we called him and will raise our glasses knowing that he has changed us and Kenya forever.  For Wambui and the kids, all I can say is you gave him a new purpose for life and added an amazing spring to his step. Thank you and Adieu till we meet again.

Collymore’s death has left many in shock. Tributes continue to pour in ahead of his burial later today and Royal Media services MD Wachira Waruru.

Bob Collymore will be remembered for his distinguished contribution to the Kenyan corporate sector. The late Collymore was a visionary who served with dedication and leaves behind a legacy. He was a man of exceptional skills.

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