The late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore’s widow, Wambui Kamiru Collymore, has asked the media to leave her alone, saying that her life is not newsworthy.
Reacting to the publication of her late husband’s Will, Wambui said she had turned down interview invitations from media houses “because there is nothing about me that should be broadcast”.
Taking to her social media accounts, the widow said she prefers stories that ‘inform, educate, and empower‘ people, as opposed to sharing facets of her life that are private.
“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 wrote.
She wrote after The Standard on Tuesday, 15th September, divulged the contents of the late Safaricom CEO’s Will showing his wife will inherit all the wealth that he had acquired in Kenya.
According to The Standard, Collymore’s Will strictly applies to his wealth in Kenya.
Wambui challenged the media to go back to the kind of reporting, 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,” she argued.
“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.