Special poem Bob Collymore requested Michael Joseph to read at his funeral

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Interim Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph on Thursday revealed a special poem titled The Funeral which the late Bob Collymore had instructed him to read at his funeral.

“Bob and I agreed that whoever would survive the other, they would read this poem at the other’s funeral. I am sad and heartbroken to be the one reading this poem today. To the man I loved, farewell my friend,” Michael Joseph said.

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The poem Bob Collymore instructed Michael Joseph to read at his funeral. [Source: Nation Media Twitter]

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The poem pictured Collymore’s charismatic nature and character as it asked people to keep time.

“If you are asked to talk about me for five minutes, please do not go on for eight,” reads the poem.

The poem also showed Collymore’s wish to have his body taken at the crematorium rather than a traditional kind of burial.

“There is a strict timetable at the crematorium and nobody wants to be late,” read the poem.

Bob Collymore died on July 1, aged 61.

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