A number of celebrities took to their social media platforms to express their grief following the death of Bob Collymore, a celebrated Safaricom CEO who succumbed to Cancer of the blood on 1st July.
News of his death was a great shock to many, though according to his close friends, Bob was aware of his forthcoming demise.
He was electrically cremated at the Kariokor crematorium on Tuesday, a day after he passed on, according to his wish when he was still alive.
Well, radio host Jalang’o was part of the thousands of Kenyans who posted online the impact Bob had in their lives.
Through a gram post, the comedian recalled the first time he met the Safaricom CEO.
“He asked me why everyone dressed up and had good costumes apart from me, I told him it’s because of my character which he then said don’t you think you could look better in a suit? read part of the post
Jalang’o says it’s from that moment that Bob asked a designer to make him a green suit, what has remained to be his signature look.
Since then, Jalang’o has made a number of green suits because of his change in size but he has kept the first one for the memories.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT ITS BOB COLLYMORE WHO ADVISED AND GOT ME MY FIRST GREEN SUIT? When Safaricom started its second leg of Niko Na Safaricom Live I was selected to host the concerts in the whole country, then I used to wear my cheetah printed blouse ( it's a blouse not a shirt ) and any other trouser I got…the cheetah printed shirt was my trade mark until one day Bob walked back stage at the Eldoret CSR activity and asked me why everyone dressed up and had good costumes apart from me, I told him it's because of my character which he then said dont you think you could look better in a suit? I just laughed but then he asked @56authentique who was dressing us that time to get me a green suit..I liked it and as they say the rest is history! I have since made the green suit my signature look without telling anyone that's its Safaricom green!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I actually asked him what if I was to host any other event whose colour is not green? "Just tell them it's your look 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I have made several other green suits because of change in size🤣🤣 but I have kept the first one for the memories!! I wear the green suit in most events mostly when the client colour is green!! Thank you Bob. RIP.
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