This excerpt is courtesy of blogger Cyprian Nyakundi .”Along the sidelines on the on-going international conference against corruption in London convened by British Prime Minister David Cameron, protesters and individuals of goodwill held up banners calling for Vodafone to investigate Mr. Bob Collymore with a view to sacking him.
Mr. Collymore was barred from attending the London Conference last week by Vodafone, after this website leaked excerpts from a damning KPMG Audit Report, which implicated Bob and nearly all senior staff in grand corruption.
Collymore was due to attend and speak at the London conference, in his capacity as the so-called “private sector champion” against corruption in East Africa, but the plug was pulled after it emerged that he has been participating in the very vice that he purports to fight against. He was replaced as a speaker by the CEO of Unilever.
It is now becoming evident that when Bob Collymore announced that he was going to blacklist suppliers allegedly linked to corruption, he wanted to intentionally block those who did not toe his line and offer either handsome kickbacks or stakes in their companies.
Matters are further compounded by the fact that media in Kenya is already compromised by the money that Safaricom uses to advertise. Others are intimidated by his links to Statehouse, as he is an advisor to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Bob Collymore has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, beginning with a controversial wedding to a woman who was said to have been in a previous marriage. He has also been under the radar after a suspect deal where Safaricom was tasked with the Nairobi integrated security CCTV system, which turned out to be a fraud that doesn’t work.
He has been accused of using his position to reward cronies and sycophants, largely single-sourcing and not basing his suppliers on merit. He has been said to meddle in nearly every facet of the company, planting his loyalists and only working with vendors who promise him and his lieutenants kickbacks.”
The afrocinema continues shortly……………
SOURCE: CYPRIAN NYAKUNDI