Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early Monday morning.
The Guyanese-born British citizen took a medical leave in October 2017 to fight cancer.
“He has been undergoing treatment for his condition since then in different hospitals and most recently at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. In recent weeks, his condition worsened and the succumbed to the cancer at his home in the early hours of Monday,” Safaricom chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a said in a statement.
In 2017 shareholders voted to extend CEO Bob Collymore’s contract by an additional two years after his tenure expired. His term was to expire in August 2020 and makes him the longest service CEO in the telco’s brief history.