POSTHUMOUSLY

I miss him! Wambui Collymore wishes husband happy 63rd birthday

Collymore left behind a wife and four children. He died at the age of 61.

In Summary

• Wambui Kamiru thanked former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph for introducing her to Collymore.

• Collymore died on July 1, 2019, at his home in Kitisuru. He had gone to the UK in October 2017 to receive treatment for acute myeloid Leukemia and returned in July 2018 to resume duties at Safaricom.

Former Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and his wife Wambui Kamiru-Collymore at a past event.
Former Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and his wife Wambui Kamiru-Collymore at a past event.
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The late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore’s wife has wished him a happy 63rd birthday posthumously.

Wambui Kamiru thanked former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph for introducing her to Collymore.

Joseph had also wished Collymore a happy birthday saying they have all their birthdays in January.

"A fellow Capricorn! I miss him so much," Joseph posted.

It is on the post that Wambui also said he missed Collymore.

"I miss him too MJ. Thank you for bringing him into my life. and of course, Happy Birthday to you too! Wambui said.

Collymore died on July 1, 2019, at his home in Kitisuru.

He had gone to the UK in October 2017 to receive treatment for acute myeloid Leukemia and returned in July 2018 to resume duties at Safaricom.

Collymore left behind a wife and four children. He died at the age of 61.

Born in 1958, Collymore was a Guyanese-born British businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of giant telco Safaricom.

He spent much of his childhood in Guyana where he was raised by his grandmother after his mother left home to find work in the UK.

Typical of the public and yet very private family man, little is documented about Collymore’s relatives save for his mother and grandmother.

Collymore started school in Guyana while still living with his grandmother until age 16 when he moved to the UK to join his mother in 1974.

He joined Selhurst High School for Boys in London where he completed his formal education.

Here he reportedly came face to face with racism, being the only black student at the time.

Collymore was offered a place at Warwick University but turned it down because he was not eligible for a scholarship.