Top 100+ Famous Kenyans That Ever Lived

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Here’s a List of Famous Kenyans Every kenya Should be Proud of. (List by Buzzkenya.com)

Famous Kenyan Academics

  • Dr. Geoffrey William Griffin (born 15 June 1933 died 28 June 2005)
  • Louis Leakey, paleontologist
  • Dr. Meave G Leakey, paleontologist
  • Mary Douglas Leakey, paleontologist
  • Dr. Richard Leakey, paleontologist, environmentalist, politician and former Director of Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS)
  • Prof. Wangari Maathai, (born 1940), environmentalist, women rights activist, politician and Nobel Prize winner 2004
  • Prof. Ali Mazrui
  • Ratemo Michieka
  • Prof. Peter Amollo Odhiambo, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
  • Prof. Thomas R. Odhiambo, entomologist and environmental scientist
  • Florence Wambugu (born 1953), plant pathologist and virologist
  • Prof. Mike Boit, Department of Sports Science, Kenyatta University
  • Prof. Bethwell Allan Ogot
  • Prof. Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, Globalization, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Dr. Davy Koech, former KEMRI director
  • Dr. Taita Towett
  • Prof. Paul Musau, Data Networks

Famous Kenyan Politicians

  • Moody Awori, Vice President, August,2003 – December 2007
  • Nicholas Biwott, Member of Parliament, Former Cabinet Minister
  • Cyrus Jirongo
  • Josephat Karanja Vice president 1988–1989
  • J. M. Kariuki, assassinated 1975
  • Uhuru Kenyatta, son of the first President, Jomo Kenyatta and 4th President of Kenya. 2013 – todate
  • Mwai Kibaki, 3rd President of Kenya Dec 2002 – March 2013
  • Michael Wamalwa Kijana, Vice President 3 January 2003 – Aug 2003
  • Kenneth Matiba
  • Tom Mboya, Cabinet Minister, assassinated 1969
  • Musalia Mudavadi, Vice President 4 November 2002 – 30 December 2002
  • Joseph Murumbi, Vice President 1965–1967
  • Simeon Nyachae
  • Charity Ngilu, first female to run for presidency
  • Raila Odinga, former Cabinet Minister, Member of Parliament. Son of Oginga Odinga and former Prime Minister.
  • Appolo Ohanga
  • James Orengo
  • Robert Ouko, Cabinet Minister, assassinated 1990
  • Pio Gama Pinto, assassinated 1965
  • Charles Rubia
  • George Saitoti, Vice President May 1989 – Dec 1997, Apr 1999 – 30 August 2002
  • Makhan Singh, freedom fighter
  • Fitz R S de Souza Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker 1963–1970
  • Kalonzo Musyoka,Vice President Jan 2008 – March 2013
  • William Ruto, Deputy Vice-President April 2013 – todate
  • Martha Karua
  • John Michuki
  • Njenga Karume
  • Jeremiah Nyagah, long-serving cabinet minister and member of Parliament
  • Barack Obama, US President, 2009 – to date (Obama held both U.S. and Kenyan citizenship as a child, but lost his Kenyan citizenship automatically on his 23rd birthday.

Famous Kenyan Freedom Heroes

  • Koitalel Arap Samoei
  • Me Katilili Wa Menza, Mother of colonial resistance
  • Field Marshal Dedan Kimathi
  • Field Marshal Musa Mwariama
  • General Waruhiu Itote (General China)
  • Jomo Kenyatta
  • J.M. Kariuki
  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
  • Ramogi Achieng Oneko
  • Paul Ngei
  • Tom Mboya
  • Masinde Muliro
  • Daniel arap Moi
  • Tom Mboya

Famous Kenyan Sportspersons

  • Matthew Birir
  • Amos Biwott
  • Mike Boit
  • Richard Chelimo
  • Joyce Chepchumba
  • Jason Dunford
  • Paul Ereng
  • Julius Kariuki
  • Kipchoge Keino
  • Ezekiel Kemboi
  • Joseph Keter
  • Wilson Kipketer, born and raised in Kenya, now a citizen of Denmark
  • Wilson Boit Kipketer
  • Moses Kiptanui
  • Sally Kipyego, All American runner for Texas Tech University
  • Ismael Kirui
  • Samson Kitur
  • Daniel Komen
  • Julius Korir
  • Paul Korir
  • Reuben Kosgei
  • Bernard Lagat
  • Tegla Loroupe
  • Edith Masai
  • Shekhar Mehta
  • Catherine Ndereba
  • Noah Ngeny
  • John Ngugi
  • Margaret Okayo
  • Dennis Oliech, soccer player now based in France.
  • Yobes Ondieki
  • Henry Rono
  • Peter Rono
  • David Rudisha
  • Moses Tanui
  • William Tanui
  • Naftali Temu
  • Paul Tergat
  • Steve Tikolo, widely regarded in cricket as the best batsman outside of the test playing nations.
  • Robert Wangila
  • McDonald Mariga,Soccer Player now based in Italy plays for Serie A club Internazionale.
  • Victor Wanyama, Soccer player now based in England plays for Southampton and captains the Kenya national team.

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Famous Kenyan Musicians

  • Fundi Konde
  • David Kabaka
  • Eric Wainaina, musician
  • Henrie Mutuku
  • Daniel Owino Misiani
  • Suzzana Owiyo
  • Tony Nyadundo
  • David Mathenge a.k.a. Nameless
  • Ken Ring
  • Fadhili William of Malaika fame
  • Jua Cali
  • Nonini
  • Roger Whittaker
  • Prince Otach
  • Emmy Kosgei, celebrity gospel artist
  • Samueli Wa Muyaa, celebrity traditional singer

Famous Kenyan Writers

  • Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
  • Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye
  • Meja Mwangi
  • Gitura Mwaura: Development writer and journalist
  • M.G. Vassanji
  • Grace Ogot
  • Alexander Nderitu: Novelist, scriptwriter and Kenyan e-book and Print on Demand pioneer
  • Binyavanga Wainaina founder and editor of Kwani? winner of Caine Prize 2002
  • Margaret Ogola
  • Ben Mutua Jonathan Muriithi alias BMJ Muriithi: US based Kenyan Journalist. Works for VOA (US) and NTV (Kenya)
  • Henry Ole Kulet
  • Miguna Miguna

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Famous Kenyan Religious leaders

  • Cardinal John Njue
  • Cardinal Maurice Michael Otunga
  • Archbishop John Njenga
  • Evangelist Teresia Wairimu
  • Bishop Allan Kiuna
  • Rev. Kathy Kiuna

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List by Buzzkenya.com

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