Top 100+ Famous Kenyans Ever


This list contains the names of famous Kenyans, either born or has their origin in Kenya. The keyword or bottom line here is that they have in one way or the other made a pronounced influence in the history of the country and the world  at large in diverse fields and works of life. Let’s take a look at the comprehensive list of such Kenyans, they are subdivided into the following: Famous Kenyan Politicians, Famous Kenyan Freedom Heroes, Famous Kenyan Sportspersons, Famous Kenyan Musicians,Famous Kenyan Writers and Famous Kenyan Religious leaders.

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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

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