Kenyans are still grappling with how Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore was on Wednesday appointed as a board member at the National Cancer Institute.
Mr Collymore is the head of the most profitable company in East and Central Africa.
The National Cancer Institute serves as the coordinating body for all cancer control activities in Kenya.
Its main mandate is to “advise the Cabinet Secretary of Health on the overall priorities that should be accorded to cancer prevention and control in Kenya”.
Here is what Kenyans had to say about the appointment.
Is Bob collymore Kenyan in the first place? seems our leaders priorities are inclined foreigners despite the high levels of unemployment in the country
— Khaemba Masibili (@reborn_masibili) May 8, 2019
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore should turn down his new job for the sake of the youths of this country……. pic.twitter.com/J42vaHxwKa
— Cyprian Nyakundi Escobar (@CisNyakundi) May 8, 2019
It was Moody Awori, now it's Bob Collymore, let's put our academia aside and work for the rich
— Japhet Kiptoo (@jaftoo2015) May 8, 2019
The recycling process continues…..Bob Collymore is now a board member of the National Cancer Institute. The same government that promised to create jobs is now employing someone who is retiring from his other well paying job!
— Phil Mwangi (@Phil_MikeMwangi) May 8, 2019
@bobcollymore you need to decline the appointment if you have a little bit of decency left in you.
— VICTOR OSWAGO (@VictorOswago) May 9, 2019
In any case he is far much better than political appointees running our boards.
What's wrong is Kenyans? When Incompetent people are appointed we say nothing but wait to throw negativity to merited appointment.
— Friends (@50YearsPlan) May 9, 2019
The purpose of his appointment was create awareness, if you didn’t realize, we have been discussing the issues in a board that we never known existed. I think he deserves to be in the board considering he is one of most influential in the region and a Worrior
— @Rainmaker (@abuamaramin) May 9, 2019
Bob Collymore is valuable to such a board SO what is the noise about those saying the youth should be considered HOW now?It's an Advisory Board not a catwalk
— gachoki (@GachokiKarani) May 8, 2019
He has made all the money he possibly can from Safaricom and now this… Whoever's put him on that board needs a serious slap to wake them up. Bob Collymore should do the right thing, which is, reject the offer.
— Je sius Charlie (@ChazMuriithi) May 8, 2019
Bob collymore getting a job before he retires from safcom while you've been jobless for the last 5 years. pic.twitter.com/mc7O8BfYG6
— Dominic Owino Okelo (@dominicxowino) May 8, 2019
Bob Collymore has been excellent at Safaricom and some people are angry for his next appointment . What if he brings sanity or does something brilliant there? Employment is based on competence and experience.
— Kevin v3.0 (@kevv_db) May 8, 2019
Appointing Bob collymore at National Cancer institute is a mockery of the century to the unemployed youths who are battling this monster disease
— Mwenda Thambau M' Ilula (@EricMweZaky) May 8, 2019