Bob Collymore publicly declared his wealth yesterday, in a move that he says is aimed at boosting the war against graft in the country by increasing transparency in the public and private sectors.
“It is my belief that all of Kenya’s leaders and CEOs should declare their assets in order to embed transparency within their organisations,” he said.
According to a declaration of wealth posted by the CEO, who earns a salary of sh 10M a month, he has a net worth of Sh277.3 million in cash, properties and shares, a revelation that caused a stir on social media where he become a trending topic under the hashtag #BobCollymore.
Kenyans on Twitter using hashtag #DeclareYourWealth challenged leaders and each other to declare their wealth also.
Below are some of the tweets ;
Gerald Gathuto: About Bob Collymore.I am sure there are people in public service who are wondering “What’s the fuss?”
Kahara Kubai : Bob Collymore has taken the lead and sent a clear message:if the goats are legitimately yours, stop counting them in secret. @bobcollymore
Son of a Teacher: Wait until some politicians declare their wealth and make Bob Collymore look like a street vendor
X-tian Dela: What Bob Collymore has done should be done by our government officials, especially now that we are approaching the campaign period
God’s Favorite Son: Bob Collymore has been working for over 30yrs that’s how he got there. If you’re 20 now, build a foundation like his don’t just salivate over it.