Lizzie Muthoni Wanyoike, the founder of NIBS Technical College, Emory Hotel, and Lizzie Wanyoike Preparatory and Senior School, was laid to rest in Gatanga, Murang’a County, after battling cancer.
Family and friends gathered to honour the businesswoman, philanthropist, and trailblazer. Eulogies praised her strength, resilience, and commitment to family. Her son, Anthony Wanyoike, emphasized her pivotal role in their family’s unity.
Political leaders hailed Lizzie as a mentor to young girls, recognizing her success in wealth creation, employment, and women’s empowerment. Governor Irungu Kang’ata urged inspiring a new generation of “Lizzies.”
Former MP Peter Kenneth admired Lizzie’s vision and resilience. He noted she never let detractors “put her down,” despite the challenges.
Lizzie was devoted to community welfare, ensuring no one in Ruiru went to bed hungry. NIBS Administrator Allan Njenga attested to her commitment.
Her global impact earned accolades, including The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Women Category 2018 and The Top Women in Business Award.
At 73, Lizzie Wanyoike leaves a legacy of vision and generosity, survived by three children and twelve grandchildren, her influence is eternally remembered.