Bob Collymore’s succession debate has heated up in the past few days after his unfortunate demise. Even before his body was cremated, the debate was hot among netizens and Kenyans in general.
The appointment of Michael Joseph as an interim Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom elicited mixed feelings and reactions as the new boss is yet to be appointed.
A new character has been brought into the debate, Safaricom’s Chief Customer Officer Sylvia Mulinge with many calling for her appointment. Unluckily for her, her run-in with the law on murder charges is fresh in the minds of Kenyans.
One netizen has been trolled for supporting her and demanding for her appointment. He even threatened to boycott the telecommunications giant if his demands are not met. Safaricom does not strike deals with terrorists and Kenyans clearly weren’t amused.
I won't buy Safaricom Airtime until Sylvia Mulinge is appointed as the CEO. It is about time we support our own. Michael Joseph is a step back
— Kenfrey Katui™ (@KenfreyKatui) July 2, 2019
Here are some of the reactions to the tweet:
Huyu amelaaniwa.. Na anatumia train ya China bana 😂😂😂
— Briph (@Briph_) July 2, 2019
Did you participate in that bhang smoking competition?
— I AM spin (@jothamhimself) July 2, 2019
Kwanza alipe okoa Jahazi 🤣 last financial year Safaricom made a net profit of 63.4 Billion. With Katui boycotting I can foresee losses! How will they even pay Salaries pic.twitter.com/wU7Nm8UCw0
— Chris-Leo (@Ngaruthi) July 2, 2019
Breaking….Safaricom suffer's major setback after kenfrey katui from wote withdraws buying bamba 20 airtime untill they appoint a kenyan CEO
— Bigg Poppa (@chegewagithinji) July 2, 2019
In Safcom's world, you don't even exist pal. Cheza chini
— 새긴 금 (@Kwamboka_D) July 2, 2019
@AIRTEL_KE will love to have you as one of their customers. Huku tunajibamba from bundles to minutes to first internet. Usiseme sikukuambia.
— KabarakFinest001 (@KabarakFinest01) July 2, 2019
😒😒 The level of ignorance in this tweet.Understand first Corporate governance hii si Campaign ya Wiper! Sawa Kasee?
— Tanya Chep (@tanya_nancy) July 2, 2019
You won't be missed. You can appoint her CEO in your own company. Useless.
— Wiki KONGERE™ (@theKongere) July 2, 2019
Hahaha the Kenyan mentality …. Our own! Our own!
OUR OWN are busy looting THEIR OWN
— Ⓜ️🅰️G🅾️Ⓜ️🅰️🇰🇪 (@eric_magoma) July 2, 2019
Boss, don't buy. Sisi tutabuy hiyo platinum ya 10k. Wewe hiyo yako ya 10 bob usibuy. Please don't
— Kadima (@PhilloKadz) July 2, 2019
I guess that it doesnt matter that she murdered a baby & tried very hard to bury the case as long she is our own? just same way we protect OUR OWN POLITICIANS even when they HAVE ROBBED US BLIND BECOS NI WATU WETU. why are ppl adding 2+2 and demanding its 5? where is logic here?
— #AintNobodyGotTime4ThisSh*t (@yourspenfully) July 2, 2019
Slyvia Mulinge was denied a permit by the Tanzanian government… the lady is so corrupt and has no sense of humanity. NO WE DON'T WANT HER.
— Reevin Wangwe (@ReevinW) July 2, 2019
— Mue (@philmue) July 2, 2019
This one pic.twitter.com/BbQf3jmIvO
— Antony Oyugi (@AntonyOyugi6) July 2, 2019
— khatwaya Prince (@SimiyuOne) July 2, 2019
Sylvia mulinge already had a case of reckless driving that caused death of a minor. Michael Joseph steered safaricom from the grace to grace. Bob collymore picked up what joseph did and did it better. I dont see why he shouldn't pick up as the acting CEO.
— Brian (@brian_nzomo) July 2, 2019
#Lubbish , #Allogant , #Matuta thinking, go build your own kiosks for "your own." And to think you were holding it against Bel Akinyi for her critical thinking! #ResistCharlatanry in #Safaricom . #RIPBobCollymore ! #redv 👊 pic.twitter.com/LZ7hfBVQl2
— Solomon Ambuku (@solo_ambuku) July 3, 2019
sasa utakuwa unatumia smoke signals? pic.twitter.com/rc2QsHqmYm
— Uncle Mike (@mikemasha) July 3, 2019
Kuna mtu hapa anafikiria atapanuliwa after kuongea
— Godfrey Simiyu (@Simiyuhiphoree) July 2, 2019
— King Of Nothing At All🥀 (@mayeks_) July 2, 2019
Guess there must be a crisis meeting at Safaricom headquarters now. How dare you withdrawal your financial support from the Telco? They should brace for a hard time going forward
— allan wachira (@alan_wachira) July 2, 2019
ati one of your own!hii upuzi itaisha lini ,before you support one of your own ,do you know justice has not been served to the family of the kid she knocked down while she was driving carelessly
— elder kenn (@elderkenn) July 2, 2019
If Baba forgave Safaricom..WTH are you
— Ich bin dumm, du auch (@jesseshadrack) July 2, 2019