RIP Bob Collymore: How he supported a mother friendly work space (A THREAD)


Many of us are envious of the employment conditions of the mothers working for Safaricom.

That’s because we frequently hear about the excellent conditions that allow new moms and older mums to enjoy working despite family obligations.

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A female employee has shared a thread on Twitter on her thoughts about Bob Collymore and how he made mothers love working for the Telco.

The Twitter user by the name Nancy wrote:

Bob Collymore made motherhood bearable in Safaricom plc. He charmed mothers by introducing 4 months maternity leave, 6 months working halfday post maternity leave, 7am to 5.30pm daycare with qualified professional caregivers, fully equipped lactation rooms.


Bob Collymore allocated maternity leave after baby adoption, case by case he increased medical cover for children with special needs, baby friendly vaccines in the cover, great maternity cover for normal and CS deliveries…… e.t.c

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Her comments about the late Bob Collymore have left many in tears.

Here are comments from KOT reacting to her thread:
Makes the employees feel as part and parcel of the company but not money making machines for the investors. #RIPCollymore

waithera mwangi
I once saw a safaricom employee who was pregnant with a motherhood blouse. I was soo happy yaani!

Maureen A.M
Yes. The first and only maternity benefit of its kind in Kenya. The daycare facility being top notch. Fare thee well Bob

Photos of the late Bob Collymores family at the cremation ceremony

Beutah Maroko M.
I love that , may he Rest In Peace .
Faith chepkoech korir
That was great…..
kerry Betty
Wow that was cool,I didn’t know that

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