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The Order Of Service Of The Late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore



File photo of the late Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore Photo|NMG

A memorial service for the late Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore, will be today at the All Saints Cathedral Church in Nairobi.

According to Family sources, All Guests are expected to be seated by 10:30am.

The memorial ceremony will be attended by Bob’s family, friends, colleagues, government and industry leaders.

Safaricom shops will be closed countrywide for four hours until 2:30pm in honour of the late CEO.


Jeff Koinange, who is family friend of the late Collymore will be the Master of Ceremony.

Joshua Oigara, Kenya Commercial Bank CEO is expected to kick off the ceremony by reading the eulogy.

The interim Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph will then read Bob’s tribute and a poem.

Here’s the full ORDER OF SERVICE of The Late Bob Collymore:

9:00am Cathedral Opens 10:30am All Guests are Seated


Music by Safaricom Youth Orchestra and Ghetto Classics

11:00am Service Starts – Jazz Processional (“Smile” by Nat ‘King’ Cole)

11:05am Prayer – Provost the Right Rev. Canon Sammy Wainaina

11.10am Bob’s Journey – Joshua Oigara, Group CEO, KCB

11:20am Michael Joseph – Poem Reading and Tribute


11:30am Tributes:

Ashley Chepkorir – Student, M-PESA Foundation Academy

Charles Musandu – Safaricom Staff

Nick Read – CEO, Vodafone Group

Esther Muchemi – Chairlady, Safaricom Dealers Association


Joshua Chepkwony – Telecommunications Community Representative

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Patrick Quarcoo – Business Community Representative

Nic Hailey – Diplomatic Corps Representative • Nicholas Nganga – Chairman, Safaricom

Peter Kenneth – Friends of Bob Collymore

Esther Koimett – Government Representative • Wambui Collymore


12:30pm Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber

12:40pm Readings:

• 1st Reading: Matthew 5: 13-16 (NIV) by Jessica Odede • 2nd Reading: Ephesians 5: 11-16 (The Message Bible) by Jacob Asiyo

12:50pm Video

12:55pm Sermon – Provost the Right Rev. Canon Sammy Wainaina


1:15pm Offertory for the Church / Safaricom Choir

1:20pm Prayer for the Family

1:25pm Address by H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the

Armed Forces

1:40pm Vote of thanks – Joe Ogutu, Safaricom


1:45pm Final Prayers and Benediction

1:55pm Second Line / Jazz Recessional by Ghetto Classics and Safaricom Youth Orchestra (“My Way” by Frank Sinatra)

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