Wambui Kamiru-Collymore the Oxford University graduate, a biography

Few people know about the life of Wambui Kamiru, the wife Safaricom former CEO, the late Bob Collymore.

Wambui has a University of Oxford Masters degree. She was an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County for her Bachelor’s degree.

Her primary school was at  Loreto Msongari. It is at Loreto where Bob met Wambui during a fundraiser for survivors of the Loreto Convent Msongari school bus crash that occurred in July 2011.

Wambui was part of the event in her capacity as an alumnus and Bob Collymore was there representing Safaricom Foundation in the fundraising.

On 2nd April, 2016 they got married at a lavish ceremony held at Kitisuru. They had dated for three years before they solidified their union.

Wambui is the daughter of Prof Njeri Wamae, the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Professor of Parasitology) at USIU. Prof Wamae has been recognized by the Cabinet Secretary of Health Ms. Sicily Kariuki for her contribution towards the eradication of Guinea worm disease.

Prof Njeri Wamae, the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at USIU

Wambui’s father Mr Kamiru succumbed to cancer in 2007. He was a close friend to Capt (Rtd)Kung’u Muigai, who is President Uhuru’s cousin.

She is the founder of The Art Space an “An online gallery based in Kenya, with regular pop-up exhibitions in popular & sometimes unusual spaces in Nairobi. “

Wambui is a mother of twin girls and was initially married to Joseph Kinyua in 2007.

She filed for divorce accusing her husband of domestic violence through her veteran family lawyer Judy Thongori.

In a quick rejoinder, her husband also filed another divorce case accusing her of infidelity. Bob Collymore was named as a respondent in the divorce case but he claimed through his lawyer that he met Wambui when she was divorced.

Source:Internet, USIU Twitter page.

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