The late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore will be buried on Tuesday in a private ceremony.
Collymore died on Tuesday at his home on Monday morning.
He succumbed to cancer.
Safaricom chairman Nicholas Nganga said he could not give a lot of details of the Tuesday event and called for time to give the family time to prepare.
He was responding to reporters’ questions on what the tentative program will be and if Collymore’s body will be buried or cremated.
However, a source close to Collymore’s friends said Collymore’s body will be cremated.
Ng’anga said the company is saddened with Collymore’s death.
Collymore has been at the helm of Safaricom since 2010 when he took over from Michael Joseph.
Collymore has been ailing for sometimes.
“It’s been nine years since he joined Safaricom leading with a vision. Safaricom will honor him by completing the work he was passionate about. It is sad but we have to live with the reality.” Nganga said.
Ng’ang’a said more information will be communicated later.
In October 2017, Collymore went to the UK to receive treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and returned in July 2018 to resume duties.
Collymore 61 was born in 1958 and was a Guyanese-born British businessman.
Several leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta have mourned Collymore.
He leaves behind a wife and four children.