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What Caused the Death of Lizzie Wanyoike?


-Lizzie Wanyoike died on Sunday, January 14, at the age of 72

-She leaves a legacy as one of the most accomplished academic investors in Kenya

Elizabeth Muthoni Wanyoike, aka Lizzie Wanyoike, carved a legacy as a great investor in the education sector.

Wanyoike founded the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS) in 1999, and the institute has nurtured thousands of students over the years.

The fallen founder was known to post uplifting messages and was also at the forefront of the marketing of her popular institution.

It has now emerged that the educator remained true to form, posting an inspirational message on her Facebook account hours before her death.

Lizzie Wanyoike quoted a Bible verse from St. Mark 11:24.

“Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. May God answer all you have prayed for. Have a wonderful Sunday.”

Lizzie Wanyoike cause of death

She succumbed to metastatic disease, according to multiple reports from family and friends.

Metastatic disease is a cancer that has spread widely from its primary location.

The family of the deceased said the renowned businesswoman died on Sunday, January 14, at the age of 72.

“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,” the eulogy read.

Lizzie Wanyoike, who was a widow, has left behind three children, namely Wanyoike Mburu, Stella Wanjiru, and Eric Kariuki.

Wanyoike pursued education at Kenyatta University, where she earned a diploma in Education.

After her divorce, she utilised her savings amounting to several millions to establish the Temple College of Secretarial Studies in Nairobi.

Wanyoike’s mission was to mentor young girls and promote education.

To date, the college that began with 25 students, now known as NIBS, has grown, boasting over 7,000 students.

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It has branches in Ongata Rongai, Thika Town, Nairobi CBD, and Ruiru-Kimbo along Thika Highway.

Her expansion included the Emory Hotel in Kileleshwa and the Lizzie Wanyoike Preparatory School.

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