Wambui Kamiru, the widow of former Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore on Tuesday, September 15 slammed media outlets following the publication of Collymore’s will.
A report by The Standard indicated that the departed CEO left all his Kenyan wealth worth millions to Kamiru.
It also stated that Collymore appointed State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita as an alternate executor of his will in case anything happens to Kamiru.
“I give, devise and bequeath all my estate, real and personal, immovable and movable whatsoever and wheresoever situated to my wife for her own use and benefit absolutely,” clause 3 of the Will dated April 18, 2018, read.
Further, the report indicated that the will stated that Collymore’s son and daughter James and Sarah Collymore of UK would take 40 per cent of his wealth each.
Wambui’s children would get 20 per cent of the wealth but only after attaining the age of 18, and in equal shares.
Taking to Twitter, Kamiru said the media should concentrate on news that inform, educate and empower Kenyans, insisting that her personal life is not newsworthy.
“Since 2016 when my name first appeared in press concerning my private life, I have done some interviews and turned down a lot more than I have accepted.
“Often my interviews are focused on the work I do in the hope that it educates and empowers others. My argument has always been that my personal life is not news worthy,” she stated.
Kamiru further urged media outlets to focus on determining the future of the country instead of wasting audiences with nonsensical news.
“Kenyans are capable of radical change. Kenyans are capable of innovation and are of great resilience. The media should not waste us by having us believe that we have nothing of substance that is newsworthy.
“We also don’t have much time to waste. I am not the news. The news is what we are leaving in the dark. Media can determine the future of our country everyday, on that front page by casting light into the dark. On just that one page, media can make or break us as a nation. It is time,” she stated.
Kamiru and Collymore got married officially in April 2016 in an invite-only wedding at their Kitisuru home graced by their family members and close friends.
Three years later, Collymore succumbed to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) at his Kitisuru home in the wee hours of the morning on July 1, 2019.
In 2015, Collymore had declared his Kenyan wealth as assets worth KSh 287 million.
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