Kenyans: Famous Kenyans

In this list – Famous Kenyans I have listed people who have  influenced and changed Kenya.  Often they are important public figures who made a big difference to changing Kenya.

This list aims to choose choose people who have made a difference to Kenya in a positive way. Their contributions may be less powerful and influential but I wanted a list which selected people who have really made a difference to improving Kenya. I have not tried to place people in ‘order’.

If you wish to suggest someone, you can leave a comment on this post.

Famous Kenyans

  1. Ababu Namwamba
  2. Abdirahman Ali Hassan
  3. Achieng Oneko
  4. Agnes Odhiambo
  5. Amason Kingi Jeffah
  6. Amos Kimunya
  7. Amos Wako
  8. Amos Wako
  9. Barack Obama, Sr.
  10. Beth Mugo
  11. Beth Mugo
  12. Bildad Kaggia
  13. Billow Kerrow
  14. Bonny Khalwale
  15. Boy Juma Boy
  16. Cecily Mbarire
  17. Charity Ngilu
  18. Charles Keter
  19. Chirau Ali Mwakwere
  20. Christopher Obure
  21. Daniel arap Moi
  22. Danson Mungatana
  23. Danson Mwazo
  24. David Musila
  25. Dedan Kimathi
  26. Dr. Noah Wekesa
  27. Esther Murugi
  28. Evans Kidero
  29. Ferdinand Waititu
  30. Franklin Bett
  31. Fred Gumo
  32. George Khaniri
  33. G.G. Kariuki
  34. Gideon Moi
  35. Gitobu Imanyara
  36. Gladys Boss Shollei
  37. Grace Ogot
  38. Harry Thuku
  39. Hassan Ali Joho
  40. Hassan Omar Hassan
  41. Bishop Margaret Wanjiru
  42. Isaac Ruto
  43. James Orengo
  44. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
  45. John Munyes
  46. John Lonyangapuo
  47. Johnson Muthama
  48. Jomo Kenyatta
  49. Jomo Kenyatta
  50. Joshua Kutuny
  51. Josiah Mwangi Kariuki
  52. Kabando Wa Kabando
  53. Kembi Gitura
  54. Kinuthia Mbugua
  55. Kiraitu Murungi
  56. Koigi wa Wamwere
  57. Koitalel Arap Samoei
  58. Lenny Kivuti
  59. Linah Jebi Kilimo
  60. Martha Karua
  61. Martin Shikuku
  62. Masinde Muliro
  63. Mbiyu Koinange
  64. Mekatilili Wa Menza
  65. Mohammed Abdi Kuti
  66. Mohammed Abu Chiaba
  67. Moses Wetangula
  68. Edward R. Ouko
  69. Muriuki Karue
  70. Musalia Mudavadi
  71. Mutahi Kagwe
  72. Mutava Musyimi
  73. Mutula Kilonzo
  74. Mwai Kibaki
  75. Mwai Kibaki
  76. Mwangi Kiunjuri
  77. Mzee Jomo Kenyatta
  78. Najib Balala
  79. Nathif Adam Jama
  80. Njeru Githae
  81. Noah Wekesa
  82. Oburu Odinga
  83. Otieno Kajwang
  84. Otieno Okanja
  85. Paul Ngei
  86. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o
  87. Peter Kenneth
  88. Peter Munya
  89. Prof. George Saitoti
  90. Prof. James Ole Kiyapi
  91. Ronald Ngala
  92. Sally Kosgei
  93. Sammy Leshore
  94. Sam Ongeri
  95. Mike Sonko
  96. Stanley Githunguri
  97. Stanley Githunguri
  98. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka
  99. Wakoli Bifwoli
  100. Jakoyo Midiwo
  101. Wilfred Gisuka Machage
  102. William Kabogo Gitau
  103. Yusuf Haji
  104. Bob Collymore
  105. James Mwang
  106. Jimnah Mbaru
  107. Naushad Merali
  108. Manu Chandaria
  109. Chris Kirubi
  110. PLO Lumumba
  111. Prof. Githu Muigai
  112. Amina Mohamed
  113. Henry K. Rotich
  114. James Wainaina Macharia
  115. Dr Fred Okengo Matiangi
  116. Sarah Serem
  117. Micah Cheserem
  118. Msagha Mbogholi
  119. Marion Shako
  120. Milele
  121. Fr. Renato Kizito
  122. Francis Muthaura
  123. Prof. Olive Mugenda
  124. Magoha George A. O
  125. Bethuel Kiplagat
  126. Richard Kiprono Mibey
  127. Prof. Bethwel A. Ogot
  128. Moody Awori
  129. John Michuki
  130. Nicholas Biwott
  131. Wanjuki Muchemi
  132. Joseph Kinyua
  133. Dr. Willy Mutunga
  134. Eric Wainaina (musician)
  135. David Mathenge (Nameless)
  136. Mr. Googz(Moffat Omari)
  137. George Waweru
  138. Jua Cali
  139. Bamboo
  140. Adam Solomon
  141. Achieng Abura
  142. Abbi
  143. Henry Wanyoike
  144. Pamela Jelimo
  145. Zain Verjee
  146. Jeff Koinange
  147. John Githongo
  148. Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  149. Catherine Ndereba
  150. Paul Tergat
  151. MWATHI Peter Mungai
  152. Richard Leakey
  153. David Mathenge – Nameless
  154. Sharad Rao
  155. Daniel Ndambuki – Churchill – Mwalimu King’angi
  156. Suzanna Owiyo
  157. Fadhili William
  158. Fundi Konde
  159. Daudi Kabaka
  160. McDonald Mariga
  161. Robert Mambo Mumba
  162. Joe Kadenge
  163. Dennis Oliech
  164. Simeon Mulama
  165. Jean-Marie Seroney
  166. Bishop Dominic Kimengich
  167. Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba
  168. Bishop Paul Njiru Kariuki
  169. Bishop James Maria Kngu
  170. Bishop Anthony Muheria
  171. Bishop Martin Kivuva
  172. Bishop Emmanuel Okombo
  173. Bishop Luigi Paiaro
  174. Bishop Salesius Mugambi
  175. Bishop Virgilio Pante
  176. Bishop Anthony Ireri Mukobo
  177. Bishop Kihara
  178. Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua
  179. Bishop Maurice Antony Crowley, S.P.S.
  180. Bishop Alfred Rotich
  181. Bishop Philip Anyolo
  182. Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa
  183. Bishop Cornelius Korir
  184. Bishop Paul Darmanin
  185. Bishop Peter Kairo
  186. Bishop Boniface Lele
  187. Bishop Zacchaeus Okoth
  188. Bishop Philip Sulumeti
  189. Cardinal John NJue

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