Businessman Lawrence Nginyo Kariuki is dead, his family has confirmed.
He died 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 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 of The National Alliance Party.
He was also a renowned golfer who pioneered African golf in Kenya.
Several leaders have sent condolences to the family, including Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.