The late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore succumbed to cancer in July 2019 and left behind a widow, Wambui Kamiru, Collymore and three children.
Since they got married in an intimate ceremony in 2017, the media has been following up on their lives and Wambui Collymore has had enough of it. As a result, the mother of two has asked the media to leave her alone citing her life is not newsworthy.
On Tuesday, a local newspaper shared the contents of the late Bob Collymore’s last will that indicated she will inherit everything that he left behind in Kenya and this did not sit right with the widow.
Reacting on the matter, Wambui said she has turned down numerous interview invitations from media firms because nothing about her is worth the media’s attention.
Wambui advised the media to direct their focus to more pertinent issues like those that ‘inform, educate, and empower‘ the society, as opposed to sharing the private bits of her life to the public without her consent.
“Since 2016, when my name first appeared in the Press concerning my private life, I have done some interviews and turned down a lot more than I have accepted. My argument has always been that my personal life is not newsworthy,” Wambui said
According to The Standard, Collymore’s Will was strictly about his property and wealth acquired in Kenya and Wambui is the sole heir to everything.
Since 2016 when my name first appeared in press concerning my private life, I have done some interviews and turned down alot more than I have accepted. Often my interviews are focused on the work I do in the hope that it educates and empowers others.— Wambui K. Collymore (@WambuiKamiru) September 15, 2020
The mother of two further urged the media to report news which “spoke truth to power”.
“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,” part of her Tweet read.
“We also don’t have much time to waste. I am not the news. The news is what we are leaving in the dark. The media can determine the future of our country every day, on that front page by casting light into the dark. On just that one page, media can make or break us as a nation,” she concluded.