Today is the first anniversary of the death of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore.
A picture of his wife Wambui Collymore was shared by media personality Jeff Koinange, showing Wambui among the ‘boys’ where the late Collymore should have stood.
One Year later, Our Captain's Spirit lives on through his Amazing wife, @WambuiKamiru and The BOYZ Club! Thanks for bringing us together, Wambui! We shall continue to keep #CelebratingBob @bharatthakrar @Peter_Kenneth @PatrickQuarcoo @KCBGroup @PSdxb @xtiandela @stivogichbwoy pic.twitter.com/yGpoB1QgTW
— Jeff Koinange, MBS (@KoinangeJeff) June 30, 2020
Wambui has since launched the Bob Collymore Foundation which is holding a series of events to celebrate the life and times of her husband on his death anniversary.
Collymore married his third wife, Wambui Kamiru, on 2 April 2016 in an invitation-only wedding at an upmarket residence in Kitisuru, Nairobi.Collymore had two children during his second marriage, and became stepfather to his wife’s children from her first marriage to Joseph Kinyua.
Collymore travelled to the United Kingdom in October 2017 to receive treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. He returned to Kenya in July 2018 to resume his duties as CEO of Safaricom while undergoing treatment at a number of hospitals. His condition worsened in June 2019, and he died at his home on the morning of 1 July 2019.
Some of the boys club members include Jeff Koinange, Radio Africa Group CEO patrick Quacco, WPP Scan-group CEO Bharat Thakar, Politician Petter Kenneth, Businessman Ally Khan Sachu, British High Commissioner Nic Hailey and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) CEO Joshua Oigara.