‘Unforgettable’ Maina Kageni reminisces late Bob Collymore on birthday


The late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore would have turned 62 today.

Collymore died in July 2019 after a long battle with cancer. His death continues to be felt countrywide.

I could tell him send me Sh 1k’ – Juliani says of Bob Collymore

Classic’s Maina Kageni has paid glowing tribute to the late Collymore noting he is ‘unforgettable’

Maina Kageni wrote that Bob as he was affectionately referred to is ‘Unforgettable and forever in our hearts. Happy Birthday Bob Collymore!’

Collymore’s wife Wambui has moved many to tears with her emotional tribute on Twitter where she counted down how many days it has been since he left her.

6 months, 13 days, 22hrs 20mins since I last saw you. Happy Birthday

‘I’ve given up. Just take care of Wambui and my kids’ – Bob Collymore told Uhuru

When he was still alive in January 2019, Collymore penned a happy birthday message to himself, revealing to Kenyans his journey with Cancer.

He wrote


That particular post (above) elicited many comments with many praying for his healing, sadly this did not come to pass.

Bob passed away on 1st July 2019.

Happy Birthday Bob from the Classic 105 family.

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10 things Bob Collymore taught wife Wambui when he was alive

Safaricom Bob Collymore died today morning aged 61.

The man left behind a wife and 4 kids. The late Bob and wife Wambui Kamiru got married in April 2016.

Bob-Collymore-with his wife Wambui 1
Bob-Collymore-with his wife, Wambui

The two had a relationship that many would envy. Early during their marriage, Wambui shared nuggets and tidbits about her lover Bob and the things that he taught her.

She listed those things two years ago in a famous hashtag of hers called #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob. Some of the lessons that she learned are below;

1. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui would never have know that @bobcollymore can make her year by dancing.

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2. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui would never have know that socks come in many colours.

3. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui would never have figured out photo bombing could be so much fun.

4. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui may never have believed that chivalry is certainly not dead.

Bob-collymore-with his wife back in 2017
Bob-Collymore-with his wife back in 2017

5. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui thought geeks are cute but was certainly taken by one particular geek.

6. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui never knew one could cut some much cake in a year. pic.twitter.com/etsDziUKv0

7. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui didn’t know how to whistle. And take life with a dash of laughter.

8. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui didn’t know that sometimes CEOs just like to hang out with little people.

Bob-Collymore-with his wife Wambui
Bob-Collymore-with his wife Wambui

9. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui would have argued that saxophones are the devil’s horn. She kinda likes saxophones.

10. #BeforeWambuiMarriedBob Wambui would have said that social media is for udaku. But it can also be used to amplify.

May the Almighty remember her and give her peace at this time.

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