NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 24 – Businessman Lawrence Nginyo Kariuki, 82, is dead.
His family said he passed on at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi on Monday morning.
“It is with great regret that we the family of Lawrence Nginyo Kariuki announce his passing on early this morning at the Aga Khan University Hospital at 1.30am,” a family statement stated.
Nginyo Kariuki is an astute and successful businessman, with several high-end properties in the capital Nairobi with the ownership of Nginyo Towers on Koinange Street, among others.
He will be remembered as a long-standing politician who was instrumental in Kenya’s quest for Multiparty Democracy and is the founder member of The National Alliance Party (TNA).
He was also a renowned golfer who pioneered African golf in Kenya.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and comfort to the family, friends and relatives of businessman Lawrence Nginyo Kariuki.
Mr Kariuki passed away this morning at a Nairobi hospital.
In his message, President Uhuru Kenyatta described the late Kariuki as an astute businessman and serial entrepreneur whose businesses created thousands of jobs for young Kenyans.
“Kenya has lost a great patriot and a business icon who believed in the Kenyan market. As an entrepreneur, Kariuki’s businesses created thousands of jobs for our youth,” the President eulogised.
Besides his business exploits, the President underscored the late Kariuki’s outstanding support for institutions and initiatives aimed at uplifting the country’s socioeconomic wellbeing.