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Jeff Koinange: It has not yet hit me that Bob Collymore is gone

Jeff Koinange lost one of his greatest friends early this month. That comrade was the late great Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore. 

The JKL live host has spoken a lot about Bob or as they affectionately called him, ‘Kihara’ since his untimely death earlier this month.

Bob Collymore with Jeff Koinange
Bob Collymore with Jeff Koinange

Word Is recently caught up with him for a quick interview. One of the questions that they asked was how he was dealing with the loss of one of his best friends?

He said;

It’s been more than two weeks now but it has not yet hit me that he is gone. Sometimes, I still sit down and imagine Bob walking in and asking us how we are doing. ´Hey, guys did you miss me?´

Bob Collymore with Jeff Koinange
Jeff Koinange interviewing Bob Collymore on his show

One thing he said that regrets is that he did not tell Bob how great a human being he was when he was alive. Jeff also recounted some of the wonderful pieces of advice that Bob had given their boys club when he was still alive.

Bob would tell Jeff and his close circle of friends that he wasn’t perfect, but that he learning from his faults and mistakes. Bob Collymore died of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia earlier this month and it transpired that the late CEO had a great circle of friends that was full of industry heavy hitters.

The boys club
The boys club

They called themselves the boy’s club and would meet regularly. They were; Businessman Ally Khan Satchu, Radio Africa Group CEO Patrick Quarcoo, politician Peter Kenneth, Citizen TV News Anchor Jeff Koinange, Scangroup CEO Bharat Thakrar, British High Commissioner Nic Hailey and Kenya Commercial Bank CEO Joshua Oigara.

The boys club
The boys club that included; Alykhan Satchu, Patrick Quarcoo, Peter Kenneth, Jeff Koinange, Bob Collymore, Bharat Thakrar, Nic Hailey. Joshua Oigara

Who wouldn’t envy this close circle of friends?

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