NIBS Founder Lizzie Wanyoike is Dead -Rip Madam Wanyoike

On January 14, 2024, Kenya mourned the loss of a prominent figure in both education and business, Lizzie Wanyoike. At the age of 72, the founder of the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS), Emory Hotel, and Lizzie Preparatory Schools bid farewell, leaving behind a legacy that touched the lives of many.

Lizzie Wanyoike’s journey began with a Diploma in Education from Kenyatta University. Her commitment to education and empowerment became evident as she established the Temple College of Secretarial Studies in Nairobi, with a primary focus on guiding young women and advocating for their educational progress. This initial endeavor laid the foundation for an impressive network of institutions that would go on to impact countless lives throughout Kenya.

The family’s heartfelt eulogy describes Wanyoike as a “remarkable educator” whose passion ignited minds and kindness touched hearts. Her influence as a beacon of wisdom left an indelible mark on numerous lives, shaping futures with grace.

Wanyoike’s dedication earned her widespread respect, and news of her passing elicited an outpouring of condolences from various sectors in Kenya. Muthoni wa Kirumba, a presenter at Kameme FM and one of the first to share the news on Facebook, expressed, “Rip, Madam Liz Wanyoike – Nibs college. Cancer will also Die!!!! Dance with the angels.”

Born in November 1951, Wanyoike’s journey unfolded as a testament to her resilience and commitment to education and personal growth. Following a successful career in education and a divorce, she combined her savings and a loan to establish her first educational institution. This entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to social impact eventually led to the creation of NIBS, Emory Hotel, and Lizzie Preparatory Schools.

Wanyoike’s legacy transcends the physical walls of her institutions, leaving behind a community of empowered individuals and a nation enriched by her contributions to education and entrepreneurship. Kenya mourns the passing of a visionary leader, but the impact of Lizzie Wanyoike’s work will endure as a lasting tribute to her remarkable life.