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Lizzie Wanyoike, Founder of Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS), Dies

Lizzie Wanyoike, Founder of Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS), Dies

Lizzie Wanyoike, the visionary behind the renowned Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS), has sadly departed.

A relative, speaking to the media, verified that Wanyoike, the individual behind the establishment of the Emory Hotel and Lizzie Preparatory Schools, passed away on Sunday.

According to someone with knowledge of the family, it was disclosed to the media that Wanyoike had been grappling with a health condition since the previous year.

“In loving memory of a remarkable educator. Her passion ignited minds, her kindness touched hearts. A beacon of wisdom, she left an indelible mark on countless lives, shaping futures with grace,” read her eulogy.

Plans for her funeral and burial are currently underway.

Winrose Wangui, the ex-news anchor from Inooro TV, expressed her condolences to Wanyoike’s family, emphasizing the profound impact of her passing as ‘extremely heartbreaking.’

Wanyoike was born in 1951 November to her father, a chief, and her mother, a housewife. She attended Kenyatta University where she graduated with a Diploma in Education.

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Later, Wanyoike founded a school of her own where she opened the Temple College of Secretarial Studies in Nairobi.

Shortly after her divorce, she started her college using her savings in her quest to mentor young girls and ensure that they got an education.

At the time, her savings were Ksh6 million and she complemented the amount with a loan of Ksh4 million.

When NIBS opened its doors, it had 25 students. The number has since expanded to over 6,000.

The institution has branches in Ongata Rongai, Thika Town, Nairobi Central Business District, and Ruiru-Kimbo, along Thika Highway.

As her empire grew, she expanded her offering to include the Emory Hotel, a four-star hotel in Kileleshwa for business and hospitality training, as well as the Lizzie Wanyoike Preparatory School.

Lizzie Wanyoike, Founder of Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS), Dies

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