Michael Joseph: Bob Collymore was a white man in a black body – VIDEO
Interim Safaricom chief executive Officer Michael Joseph is under fire over remarks he made on Thursday while eulogizing the late Bob Collymore.
Taking to the podium at the All Saints Cathedral (ACK) in Nairobi, Michael described how had come to change his perception about Collymore over the last 15 years.
“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.
The comments have been judged as racist by many social media users .
MJ called Bob Collymore 'a white man in a black body' and that racist holds more than 5 top positions in this country
— Kenneth (@KenMortician) July 5, 2019
"Always saw Bob as a white man in a black body." What did Michael Joseph mean by this statement??
— Gerald Journeyman. (@GeraldJourneym2) July 4, 2019
Michael Joseph, while eulogising Bob Collymore, said Bob "was a white man in a black body"…what !!OUTRIGHT RACISM!!!
May bob rest in peace.#BobcollymoreRIP
Pole to wambui collymore and family,peter kenneth
— Raymond Matata. (@raymondmtetezi) July 4, 2019
White man in a black body – who said these words and what do they infer?
— Mwalimu Kahato (@Ganjoka) July 4, 2019
"Bob was white man trapped in a black body", Michael Joseph. This is abhorent racism.
— Ndung'u Wainaina (@NdunguWainaina) July 5, 2019
Eti Bob was a white man in a black body!!
Michael Joseph ought to explain
— Robert Solomon (@Rosolonazi) July 5, 2019
“White man in a black body”, what was white about the man. pure racist prejudice
— Frank (@Frank5622Z) July 5, 2019
Wow! A White man in a black body! This so derogative to black people
— M.A.A (@itsAlumasi) July 4, 2019
Did I just hear Michael Joseph refer to @bobcollymore as "A white man in a black body."?… Maybe Michael Joseph should have just read the bloody poem and sat down.
— Helen Anyiso Otolo (@Hotolo) July 4, 2019
michael joseph Has described his friend Bob as a white man in a black body
what is that supposed to mean
— edward njuguna (@wacessys) July 4, 2019