You Missed The Point – Michael Joseph Tells Kenyans Over “Racist” Remarks

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Safaricom Interim CEO Michael Joseph [Courtesy]

Safaricom interim CEO Michael Joseph came under fire after he eulogized his fallen friend and a hero of sorts, Bob Collymore as a “white man in a black body.”

“Over the last 15 years I went from being amused by this white man in a black body pretending to be a very serious corporate person to really becoming a serious corporate leader,” he said.

Michael, during Collymore’s memorial service at the All Saints Cathedral choked with emotions as he read a poem “My Funeral” by Wendy Cope.

Read: Bob Collymore’s Final Journey As Body Leaves Lee Funeral For Kariokor Crematorium (Photos)

Well, even as emotions run high, Kenyans wondered what the telco CEO who also holds other positions in Kenya Airways meant and if he really was being racist.

They said:

But according to Michael who is a cancer survivor, Kenyans missed the point and the remarks were supposed to be humorous as was Collymore who he described as a man with an “enormous sense of humour.”

“You missed the point and the humour!” he wrote on Twitter.

Collymore was cremated on Tuesday with only close friends and family present.

He is survived by four children and wife, Wambui Kamiru.

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