John Kagema Mwangi, a renowned Kenyan banker and hotelier was the loving husband to Beatrice Wanjiku Mwangi. Father of James and Eva Mwangi, Daniel and Josephine Wamahiu, Evans Mahiti and Moses Mucaya.
However, he joined Equity Building Society in 1986 and under his leadership transformed it into Equity Bank. With him as the CEO, James Mwangi became the finance director with the largest commercial bank, before his passing.
He was among the earliest employees of Equity Building Society, the microfinance institution that eventually became Equity Bank, being among the bank’s largest individual shareholders, owning as much as 6.29% of the bank at a point.
In addition, the late Mwangi is a seasoned entrepreneur associated with Enashipai Spa & Resort in Naivasha.
According to a report by Kenya's Business Daily, Mwangi, who was 73, passed away on Wednesday in a Nairobi hospital following a prolonged illness and laid to rest at his home in Olkalou – Nyandarua County, Kenya.
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