Bob Collymore lands a new top parastatal job

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has landed a top in a parastatal.

He has been appointed alongside Citizen TV’s journalist Mercy Oburu as board members of the National Cancer Institute.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 6 (2) of the Cancer Prevention and Control Act (2012), the Cabinet Secretary (Sicily Kariuki) appoints David Makumi, Mercy Oburu, Bob Collymore and Evangeline Njiru,” the Gazette notice reads.

Bob Collymore recently revealed plans to step down in August due to health reasons.

The government’s insistence that he be succeeded by a Kenyan has delayed the announcement of his successor.

He took a nine-month medical leave in late 2017 to return to his native England to battle cancer.

“He wants to concentrate on his health so he did not wish to renew his contract,” a source told Reuters.

Here is a look at his achievements at Safaricom.

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