Former Seek CIO Carey Eaton killed in Kenya armed robbery
He was reportedly staying at a friend’s house in Nairobi when the armed assailants entered the house early yesterday morning. Details of the attack have not yet been released.
Eaton had been living in the country as the co-founder of a new online marketing business.
He was previously the chief information officer of Australian job classifieds group Seek.
“It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the untimely death of Kenyan businessman Carey Eaton,” said One Africa Media in a blog post.
“Carey was the co-founder of the One Africa Media group of companies and one of the inspirational leaders of the technology revolution happening across the continent of Africa. He was on the boards of many companies and was well respected as a leader in the emerging online business sector where he also played a mentorship role to young technology entrepreneurs,” the company stated.