Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore’s body is being cremated today at Kariokor cemetery.
He is to be cremated using electric cremation to quicken the process.
Bob as he was known by many was a man of means but he lived a quiet and simple life and it is evident at the cemetery due to the handful people present.
Speaking about his illness in the past Bob had confessed to Jeff Koinange that the doctors told him he did not have long to live.
ON SATURDAY [LAST WEEKEND] I WAS HAVING LUNCH WITH MY MOTHER AND SISTER AND I TOLD THEM TO GIVE ME AN HOUR I HAVE TO GO SEE BOB. A GROUP OF US (FIVE OF US) WE HAD KNOWN THIS WAS COMING.
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BOB HAD INFORMED US SO WE KNEW THAT HE WASN’T GONNA LAST VERY LONG. HE HAD BEEN TOLD BY HIS DOCTORS NOT TO MAKE ANY LONG TERM PLANS. IN FACT, HE WAS TOLD IF HE MAKES IT PAST JULY HE WOULD BE LUCKY.
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Below are people who were present to witness the cremation process.