Yvonne Wamalwa Biography: Yvonne Wamalwa passed on at Nanyuki Cottage hospital. She had been staying in Ichuga since October with her sister Stephanie Mwitye. On 25th January 2018 – Thursday morning she developed complications and was rushed to cottage hospital where she died.
Yvonne Wamalwa was the widow of former vice president Kijana Wamalwa.
Yvonne was the second born in a family of four – three girls and a boy.
Yvonne grew up in Parklands, Nairobi, before moving to Kileleshwa.
Yvonne attended City Primary School and Cardinal Otunga Girls High School in Bungoma then went to Kenya Polytechnic and West London College where she studied Hotel Management and Tourism in 1994.
She later graduated with a degree in terrorism, counter-terrorism and extremism after studying at Murdoch University from 2008 and 2011.
Yvonne also attained her Masters in Policing, Terrorism, Counter terrorism and International Security at the Macquarie University in Australia.
Wamalwa’s widow (Yvonne) served as Ministry of Foreign Affairs director for the Asia and Australasia Directorate.
After the death of her husband, former president Mwai Kibaki appointed Yvonne as Kenya’s permanent deputy representative to the United Nations Habitat.
Yvonne got married to the then Vice President Michael Wamalwa at a lavish wedding in May 2003. She was 34 at the time while the groom was 60 years old. The wedding took place six months before Wamalwa’s death, leaving her with a young daughter.