Kenya has and continues to produce people who play significant roles in bringing amazing change to the country and world at large. From producing exceptional athletes, business leaders and the first black president of America, Barrack Obama to Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o to mention but a few. But it does not end with these people as there are tens and hundreds of promising young men and women also initiating change in the globe as well. They strive to make great changes and are hopeful and optimistic to get to their dream destinations some day. We have gathered 20 of such Kenyan women who are under 25 and are winning our hearts through their supreme hard work, unarguable smartness, motivational tales, unstoppable ambitions, as well as their inside out beauty. So just keep your eyes wide open for these promising women in nearest time.
It is worthy to note that the list is basically based on these women’s work in music, art, technology, student leadership, entrepreneurship among other areas.
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Tima Keilah from Mombasa county is the ruling Miss Tourism Mombasa. She is currently working with the Ministry of Youth, Gender and Sports (YGS) and also with Heclife A&J Organisation to give shoes and learning Equipment to children in hardship areas around the country. She is on this list for her aspirations which are to establish an aggressive peace campaign, which includes educating the youth on their rights, duties and regulations from the new constitution, keep environmental cleaning project that started with beach clean-ups going, empower girls and youth through her talent and entrepreneurship initiative and finally to fight the drugs menace that is affecting the youth.
Esther makes the list for being an absolutely enterprising person, an achiever and a source of motivation to many people. The 22-year-old lady just completed her educational study in Strathmore University majoring in marketing and Business Administration. She was also a Business Associate Intern at Google Kenya and will soon be joining Google Ireland as an Account Strategist. Esther has also been named by Business Daily Africa as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya.
The fashion designer managed to know her direction in life at only 21. She got her hats to be showcased at Fashion High Tea and Samantha’s Bridal Fair at that young age. She made a hat for Lupita Nyongo’o, and happily presented it to her at the Villa Rosa Kempinski dinner. Her brand ‘Drop of a Hat’ collection is rapidly growing in the market. Her aim is to employ handicapped persons and to use beads and other items made locally by handicapped young people. Her works are unique, young, vibrant and affordable and there is something for everyone for every and any occasion including bridal headpieces and silk flowers.
Wanijira grew up in New York but is now Kenya’s popular radio station, Capital FM presenter. She is now among the fastest-growing radio show hosts in the country and currently won a gig with Ebony TV as a host of the show ‘Moments’ with Amina Abdi. Her focus is basically on uniqueness, bringing different but amazing changes, and above all motivating her fellow youth.
Miss Karun is an incredibly ambitious Kenyan woman. She is yet to be forgotten even after her former band Camp Mulla, an alternative hip hop group in Nairobi, Kenya fell apart, breaking the hearts of many Kenya who loved the band’s music. Her role in the group helped the band get a BET Award nomination. One of the most influential fashion icon in Kenya, Miss Karun’s album launch at Muthaiga Golf Club was graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. As of yet, she works on new music and is also studying abroad.