EDITORIAL: Safaricom, Centum public disclosure worth emulating

Mr Chris Kirubi. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Billionaire businessman Chris Kirubi. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Two announcements in the past two weeks by two of Kenya’s well known corporate heads have put the issue of health status of senior executives into focus. It is often said that a company is only as good as its people.

That’s why firms spend top dollar on hiring the best talent as they fight to stay at the top of the game. The need for top notch employees applies from the bottom of the pyramid junior workers all the way to the management and boardroom.

Once a company has assembled a winning team, it ordinarily strives to provide best health cover for its staff, in addition to competitive wages. A private firm’s primary objective is to make money for its investors. That is why the health of its people is paramount for company owners

Safaricom #ticker:SCOM CEO Bob Collymore was about two weeks ago given sick off to receive specialised treatment abroad.