64 Notable alumni of
University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi is 758th in the world, 16th in Africa, and 1st in Kenya by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 64 notable alumni from the University of Nairobi sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with the University of Nairobi won Nobel Prizes for Peace.

  1. Iman

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    Iman
    Born in
    Somalia Flag Somalia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actormodelentrepreneurautobiographerfilm actor
    Biography

    Iman Abdulmajid is a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. A muse of designers Gianni Versace, Thierry Mugler, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Yves Saint Laurent, she is also noted for her philanthropic work. She is the widow of English rock musician David Bowie, whom she married in 1992.

  2. Wangari Muta Maathai

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    Wangari Muta Maathai
    Awards
    Nobel Peace Prize in 2004
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1940-2011 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in the University of Nairobi
    Studied in 1971
    Occupations
    biologistteacherveterinarianpoliticianenvironmentalist
    Biography

    Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As a beneficiary of the Kennedy Airlift she studied in the United States, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Mount St. Scholastica and a Master's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She went on to become the first woman in East and Central Africa to become a Doctor of Philosophy, receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

  3. Chris Coons

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    Chris Coons
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerbusinessperson
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    Christopher Andrew Coons is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Delaware since 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, Coons served as the county executive of New Castle County from 2005 to 2010.

  4. William Ruto

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    William Ruto
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Kipchirchir Samoei Arap Ruto is a Kenyan politician. Currently, he is the Deputy President of Kenya, a position he has held since 2013. He served as the Acting President of Kenya between 6 and 8 October 2014 when President Uhuru Kenyatta was at the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague, Netherlands. He previously served in various ministerial positions, including the Ministries of Home Affairs, Agriculture, and Higher Education Science and Technology. He was the Secretary General of the Kenya Africa National Union (KANU), the former ruling political party, and the MP for Eldoret North Constituency between December 1997 and January 2013. He won the seat in the 1997 elections after defeating Reuben Chesire. He was appointed to the position of Assistant Minister in the Office of the President by President Daniel arap Moi in 1998. He was promoted to be Minister for Home Affairs in August 2002. Ruto has also previously served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional Reform in the 9th Parliament.

  5. Fred Matiangi

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    Fred Matiangi
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Dr. Fred Okengo Matiang'i is a Kenyan Cabinet Secretary. He is the current Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government in Kenya. He assumed office on 7th July 2017 on acting capacity after the sudden Demise of Gen Joseph ole Nkaissery, making him hold two cabinet positions concurrently, that is in the ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and Education, Science and Technology. He took up the full position of cabinet secretary for Internal Security and Coordination of National Government after being appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2018 in the president's second comprehensive cabinet appointments. On 22 January 2019, President Uhuru Kenyatta, through Executive Order Number 1 of 2019, appointed him chairperson of the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee. The committee is composed of all Cabinet Secretaries, The Attorney-General and the Head of the Public Service who acts as the secretariat.

  6. Kalonzo Musyoka

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    Kalonzo Musyoka
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is a Kenyan politician who was the tenth Vice-President of Kenya from 2008 to 2013. Musyoka served in the government under President Daniel arap Moi and was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1993 until 1998; subsequently, under President Mwai Kibaki, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs again from 2003 to 2004, then Minister of the Environment from 2004 to 2005. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2007 presidential election, after which he was appointed as Vice-President by Kibaki in January 2008.

  7. Musalia Mudavadi

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    Musalia Mudavadi
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi is a Kenyan politician, who served as the seventh Vice President of Kenya in 2002 and as Deputy Prime Minister from 2008- 2012 May when he resigned officially to join the presidential race. He is the current Party Leader of Amani National Congress after decamping from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) led by the prime minister Raila Odinga in 2012 where before his resignation he served as the deputy party leader. He was third in the 2013 Kenyan general election. Mudavadi is among the top contenders for the 2022 Kenya presidential election

  8. David Maraga

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    David Maraga
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    David Kenani Maraga is a Kenyan lawyer and jurist. He was the 14th chief justice and president of the Supreme Court of Kenya from October 2016 till his retirement in January 2021.

  9. Patrick Ngugi Njoroge

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    Patrick Ngugi Njoroge
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Patrick Ngugi Njoroge is a Kenyan economist, banker and the 9th governor of the Central Bank of Kenya.

  10. Lucy Gichuhi

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    Lucy Gichuhi
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianaccountantlawyerauditorcivil servant
    Biography

    Lucy Muringo Gichuhi is an Australian politician who served as a Senator for South Australia from 2017 to 2019. She was born in Kenya and worked as an accountant before entering politics. Following a special recount ordered by the Court of Disputed Returns, in April 2017 she was declared to have been elected at the 2016 election for the Family First Party. This followed the court's decision that Bob Day had not been eligible to stand for election. Gichuhi originally sat in the Senate as an independent, after refusing to join the Family First Party in merging into the Australian Conservatives. She joined the Liberal Party in February 2018, but failed to win re-election at the 2019 federal election.

  11. James Mwangi

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    James Mwangi
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    bankerbusinesspersonaccountant
    Biography

    James Mwangi CBS is a Kenyan accountant, career banker, businessman, and entrepreneur. He is the current Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Equity Group Holdings Plc, the banking conglomerate with one of the largest customer base on the African continent, over 14 million as of December 2019.

  12. Avril

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    Avril
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    actorsinger
    Biography

    Judith Nyambura Mwangi, better known by her mononym Avril, is a Kenyan singer-songwriter, actress and entertainer. She was formerly signed to Ogopa Deejays, one of the leading music production and record labels in Kenya. As a singer, she is popularly known for her singles "Mama", "Kitu Kimoja", "Chokoza" and "Hakuna Yule". As an actress, she is best known for playing Miss B'Have on Shuga: Love, Sex, Money (2012). Avril's contributions to the Kenyan entertainment industry have earned her one Nzumari Award, one Kisima Music Award, one Golden Mic Award and two Chaguo La Teeniez Awards.

  13. Apolo Nsibambi

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    Apolo Nsibambi
    Years
    1940-2019 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in the University of Nairobi
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    university teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Apolo Robin Nsibambi was a Ugandan academic and politician who served as the 8th Prime Minister of Uganda from 5 April 1999 until 24 May 2011, when Amama Mbabazi succeeded him.

  14. Margaret Ogola

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    Margaret Ogola
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1958-2011 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    physician writerpediatrician
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    Margaret Atieno Ogola was a Kenyan novelist who wrote The River and the Source and its sequel, I Swear by Apollo. The River and the Source follows four generations of Kenyan women in a rapidly changing country and society. The book has been on the KCSE syllabus for many years, and it won the 1995 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book, Africa Region. Ogola completed on her final book, titled Mandate of the people, before her death and it is set to be released posthumously. She was also the recipient of the Familias Award for Humanitarian Service of the World Congress of Families.

  15. Evans Kidero

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    Evans Kidero
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Evans Odhiambo Kidero is a Kenyan politician and former Governor of Nairobi County. He served as CEO of Mumias Sugar Company for 8 years, resigning in 2012 to join elective politics.

  16. Peter Kenneth

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    Peter Kenneth
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Peter Kenneth is a Kenyan politician. He hails from Kirwara Sub-location of Gatanga Constituency in Murang'a County, Kenya.

  17. Willy Munyoki Mutunga

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    Willy Munyoki Mutunga
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Willy Munyoki Mutunga is a Kenyan lawyer, intellectual, reform activist, and was the Commonwealth Special Envoy to the Maldives. He is also an active member of the Justice Leadership Group. He is the retired Chief Justice of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.

  18. Martha Karua

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    Martha Karua
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Martha Wangari Karua is a Kenyan politician and an advocate of social Justice. She is a former long-standing member of parliament for the Gichugu Constituency and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She was Minister of Justice until resigning from that position in April 2009. Karua has consistently fought for the protection of women's rights and improvements to the democratic process.

  19. Moses Wetangula

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    Moses Wetangula
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Moses Masika Wetangula is a Kenyan politician. He served in the government of Kenya as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2012, and he was Minister for Trade from 2012 to 2013.

  20. Eugene Wamalwa

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    Eugene Wamalwa
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Eugene Ludovic Wamalwa is a Kenyan politician who is the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Devolution and ASALs, an expansion of the former Ministry of Devolution. Until 26 January 2018, he was Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation. He is also a former minister for Justice. He belongs to the Jubilee Party and was elected to represent the Saboti Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the 2007 Kenyan parliamentary election.

  21. Ida Odinga

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    Ida Odinga
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    First Lady
    Biography

    Ida Betty Odinga is a Kenyan businesswoman, activist and educator. She is the wife of Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya.and the leader of National Super Alliance (NASA). In 2010, The Standard named Odinga, who was one of the first women to head a major Kenyan company, as one of the top the most powerful women in Kenya in 2010.

  22. Monica Juma

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    Monica Juma
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dr. Monica Juma is a Kenyan diplomat who currently serves as Kenya's Defense Cabinet Secretary. She previously served as the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Kenya.

  23. Githu Muigai

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    Githu Muigai
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    public prosecutor generallawyer
    Biography

    Githu Muigai is a Kenyan lawyer who was the Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya until February 13, 2018 when he resigned. He holds a bachelor's degree in Law degree from the University of Nairobi, a master's degree in International Law from Columbia University School of Law, and was awarded a doctoral degree in law in November 2002. Prior to becoming Attorney General Githu Muigai served in the defunct Constitution of Kenya Review Commission and at the United Nations as Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

  24. Henry Rotich

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    Henry Rotich
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Henry K. Rotich is a Kenyan civil servant who was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury on 23 April 2013. On 14 January 2020, Rotich, who had been arrested on charges of corruption, was removed from this position.

  25. Peter Munya

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    Peter Munya
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Peter Gatirau Munya is the Cabinet Secretary of Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture. He took over the ministry on 14 January 2020, after being transferred from the Ministry of Trade and Industrialization. He also served in the same capacity in the ministry of East African Community and Northern Corridor Development.

  26. Justin Muturi

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    Justin Muturi
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi is the seventh Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya, in office since 2013. He is the first Speaker to serve following the reestablishment of a bicameral Parliament, as mandated by the 2010 Constitution. On 28 March 2013, Muturi won the speakership after a second round of voting by Members of the National Assembly, beating former speaker Kenneth Marende by a 219–129 margin.

  27. Sylvia Mulinge

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    Sylvia Mulinge
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    chief executive officerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Sylvia Wairimu Mulinge, is a Kenyan businesswoman and corporate executive. Since November 2018, she serves as the Chief Customer Officer at Safaricom, reporting directly to the chief executive officer of the telecommunications company.

  28. Joseph Ole Lenku

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    Joseph Ole Lenku
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph Jama Ole Lenku is a Kenyan politician who is serving as the second Governor of Kajiado County after winning in the Kenyan General Elections on 8 August 2017. Lenku was Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government from 2013 to 2014.

  29. Wycliffe Oparanya

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    Wycliffe Oparanya
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    H.E. Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya, EGH is a Kenyan politician, serving as the incumbent governor of Kakamega County and Council of Governors chairperson. He was elected 4 March 2013 and became the first governor of Kakamega County following promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and subsequently in August 2017, for his second term as the governor. He is, therefore, the pioneer Governor of Kakamega County under the devolved system of governance in Kenya that established 47 counties. He was previously Minister of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 in the government of President Mwai Kibaki. He was appointed on 14 January 2019 as the Council of Governors of Kenya chairperson.

  30. Maina Kiai

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    Maina Kiai
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    human rights activistlawyer
    Biography

    Maina Kiai is a Kenyan lawyer and human rights activist who formerly served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association from May 1, 2011, to April 30, 2017. Since 2018, he has headed Human Rights Watch's Alliances and Partnerships program.

  31. James Wainaina Macharia

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    James Wainaina Macharia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James Wainaina Macharia is a Kenyan accountant who was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Cabinet Secretary for transport in November 2015.He replaced in acting capacity Michael kamau who was suspended in March 2015. Before that he was the cabinet secretary for health..

  32. Aden Mohammed

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    Aden Mohammed
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Adan Abdulla Mohammed is a prominent Kenyan banker and entrepreneur. He previously served as the Managing Director of Barclays Bank in East and West Africa. In 2013, he was sworn in as the Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization of Kenya.

  33. David Ethuro

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    David Ethuro
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ekwee David Ethuro is a Kenyan politician. He was elected as the first Speaker of the modern Kenyan Senate on 28 March 2013. From 1998 to 2013 he served as a Member of Parliament representing Turkana Central. He also served as the Assistant Minister for Planning and National Development from 1998 to 2002 under the government of President Daniel arap Moi. He was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Turkana Central in the 2007 general elections and steered the proceedings of the 10th Parliament in the position of acting Speaker of the House whenever the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker were absent.

  34. Dorcas Muthoni

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    Dorcas Muthoni
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    computer scientistengineerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Dorcas Muthoni is a Kenyan an entrepreneur, computer scientist and founder of OPENWORLD LTD, a software consulting company she started at the age of 24. Through her work as an entrepreneur and computer scientist, Muthoni seeks to see technology positively transforming the lives of the African society, governments and enterprises.

  35. Jacob Kaimenyi

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    Jacob Kaimenyi
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jacob Kaimenyi is a Kenyan dentist who was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Cabinet Secretary for Education on 25 April 2013.

  36. Joyce Aluoch

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    Joyce Aluoch
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Joyce Aluoch is a Kenyan lawyer who served on as Judge of the International Criminal Court from 2009 until 2018. She is a former judge of the High Court of Kenya. In addition to her career as a judge, she was the First Chairperson of the Committee of African Union Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child from 2003 to 2009. She has also served as the inaugural head of the family division of the Kenyan High Court and a member of the Court of Appeal.

  37. Robinson Njeru Githae

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    Robinson Njeru Githae
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robinson Njeru Githae is a Kenyan politician. He belongs to the Party of National Unity and was elected to represent the Ndia Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2002. He has served as assistant minister in the ministries of justice, transport and local government before being appointed a minister in the ministries of Nairobi Metropolitan then Kenya's finance minister. He was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya- US ambassador on 14/08/2014

  38. Njuguna Ndung'u

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    Njuguna Ndung'u
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    economistbanker
    Biography

    Njuguna S. Ndung'u is a Kenyan economist, university professor, and economic researcher who served as Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya for two consecutive four-year terms, from March 2007 until March 2015.

  39. Miriam Were

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    Miriam Were
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Miriam Khamadi Were is a Kenyan public health advocate, academic, and recipient of the first Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize.

  40. Hassan Arero

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    Hassan Arero
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    anthropologistpolitician
    Biography

    Hassan Gurach Wario Arero is a Kenyan anthropologist, politician and diplomat, who has been Kenyan Ambassador to Austria since 2018. He was Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts of Kenya from 2013 to 2018.

  41. Michael Kamau

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    Michael Kamau
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Kamau is a Kenyan civil servant who was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure on 25 April 2013. He was suspended from the Cabinet on 28 March 2015 on allegations of corruption and charged in court with abuse of office on 4 June 2015. He was replaced by James Macharia in an acting capacity.

  42. Davis Chirchir

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    Davis Chirchir
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Davis Chirchir is a Kenyan politician who was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum on 25 April 2013.

  43. Phyllis Omido

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    Phyllis Omido
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    environmentalist
    Biography

    Phyllis Omido, dubbed the "East African Erin Brockovich", is a Kenyan environmental activist. She was one of 6 people to be awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015. She is known for organizing protests against a lead smelting plant located in the middle of Owino Uhuru, a slum near Mombasa. The plant was causing lead poisoning by raising the lead content in the environment, killing residents, in particular children, and harming others, including her own child. The plant was ultimately closed.

  44. Erastus J. O. Mwencha

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    Erastus J. O. Mwencha
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Erastus J.O. Mwencha is a Kenyan businessman who served as a Secretary-General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and former Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, to which he was elected on February 6, 2008. On January 30, 2017, he was succeeded as Deputy Chairperson of the AU Commission by Ghana diplomat Thomas Kwasi Quartey.

  45. Judy Thongori

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    Judy Thongori
    Occupations
    lawyer
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    Judy Thongori is a Kenyan lawyer and rights activist. She is a women's rights activist and she successfully sued the Kenyan government for not delivering 30% representation for women.

  46. Dorothy Wanja Nyingi

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    Dorothy Wanja Nyingi
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Occupations
    ichthyologistzoologist
    Biography

    Dorothy Wanja Nyingi is a Kenyan ichthyologist and recipient of the Ordre des Palmes académiques for her work on Fish Biodiversity and Aquatic Ecology. She is the head of the Ichthyology Department at the National Museums of Kenya. She is the author of the first guide to fresh water fish in Kenya, Guide to the Common Freshwater Fishes of Kenya.

  47. Rosalyn Nandwa

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    Rosalyn Nandwa
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rosalyn Waseka Nandwa is the current Deputy Chief of Staff to Deputy President of Kenya William Ruto and Chief of Staff for Rachel Ruto. She is married to Harrison Nandwa, with whom she has four children, Eugene, Nicole, Natalie, and Ethan.

  48. Peter Amollo Odhiambo

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    Peter Amollo Odhiambo
    Occupations
    surgeonscientist
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    Peter Amollo Odhiambo, MBBS, MMed (Surg), FRCS (Edin), FCS (ECSA), FACC, is a Kenyan consultant thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon. He is Kenya's first cardiothoracic surgeon and a professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Nairobi. He is a founder and former chairman of the Kenya Cardiac Society, and a former president of the Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR). Odhiambo is the chairman of the Kenya Tobacco Control Board. He is also the founder and editor of Medicom, the African Journal of Hospital Medicine.

  49. Mary M'Mukindia

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    Mary M'Mukindia
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Mary M'Mukindia MBS is a Kenyan businessperson in the petrochemicals industry, who served as CEO of the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) from 2003 to 2008. In 2015, several major newspapers implicated her in a bribery scandal connected to the failed 2013 presidential campaign of Martha Karua, but a subsequent court case found these charges to be malicious and false. As of 2018, she works as a consultant and leadership coach.

  50. Peter Mahamudu Msolla

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    Peter Mahamudu Msolla
    Born in
    Tanzania Flag Tanzania
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Peter Mahamudu Msolla is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Kilolo constituency since 2005.

  51. Philo Ikonya

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    Philo Ikonya
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistpolitical activistacademic
    Biography

    Philo Ikonya is a writer, journalist and human rights activist from Kenya. Her articles and books often cover the current political situation in Kenya. She was the president of Kenya's branch of PEN, the international association of writers. After several arrests for her activism and a severe beating in 2009 while in police custody, she left Kenya in political exile.

  52. Kimani Njogu

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    Kimani Njogu
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    linguistwriteracademic
    Biography

    Dr. Kimani Njogu is Kenyan linguist known for his role in study and advocacy of Kiswahili language.

  53. Nanjira Sambuli

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    Nanjira Sambuli
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Nanjira Sambuli is a Kenyan researcher, writer, policy analyst, advocacy strategist who works to understand the intersection of information and communications technology (ICT) adoption with governance, media, entrepreneurship, and culture. Nanjira is a board member at Digital Impact Alliance, Development Gateway and The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News). She is also a Commissioner on the Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030: Growing Up in a Digital World.

  54. Fredros O Okumu

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    Fredros O Okumu
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
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    parasitologistentomologist
    Biography

    Fredros Okumu is a Kenyan parasitologist and entomologist, who currently works as director of science at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. His primary research interests concern the interactions between humans and mosquitoes.

  55. Roshanara Ebrahim

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    Roshanara Ebrahim
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    model
    Biography

    Roshanara Ebrahim is a Kenyan television personality, model, former beauty queen and Law graduate. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, she began her career as a model at the age of 6. She was crowned Miss Nairobi County 2016 and Miss World Kenya 2016. She is the Author of the book Beyond The Darkness - The strategic guide to the new earth. A book based on spirituality, self help and a happiness guide which elaborates on deep esoteric concepts with a touch of her life experiences. She is also a Quantum healing and hypnosis practitioner and meditation instructor.

  56. Lucy Sawere Nkya

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    Lucy Sawere Nkya
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lucy Sawere Nkya is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Morogoro South East constituency since 2010.

  57. Linda Kwamboka

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    Linda Kwamboka
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    chief executive officerbusinessperson
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    Linet Kwamboka, is a Kenyan computer scientist and businesswoman, who serves as the chief executive officer of DataScience Limited, an IT research company that she founded.

  58. Troy Onyango

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    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    writer
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    Troy Onyango is a Kenyan writer, editor and lawyer. His work has appeared in journals and magazines including Prairie Schooner, Wasafiri, Caine Prize Anthology, Brittle Paper, and Transition Magazine Issue 121, for which his short story The Transfiguration was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His short story For What Are Butterflies Without Their Wings won the fiction prize for the inaugural Nyanza Literary Festival (NALIF) Prize.

  59. Simon Mulongo

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    Simon Mulongo
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    Uganda Flag Uganda
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Simon Mulongo is a Ugandan financial advisor, international relations specialist, security consultant and politician. He is the former member of parliament and CA delegate for Bubulo County East, Bugisu sub-region and is a member of National Resistance Movement (NRM), the ruling political party in Uganda.

  60. Thomas Kariuki

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    Thomas Kariuki
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    immunologist
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    After nearly two decades in biomedical research as a scientist, Kariuki refocused his efforts into shaping policy and managing global partnership programmes. In January 2015, Kariuki was appointed to lead the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa, originally established by the African Academy of Sciences and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) to shift the centre of gravity for African science to Africa through agenda setting, mobilizing Research & Development (R&D) funding, and managing continent-wide Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) programmes that promote the brightest minds, strengthening the best possible science environments in Africa. AESA also seeks to foster scientific excellence, inspire and mentor emerging research leaders, and to accelerate and translate research and innovations into products, policies and practices that will improve and transform lives in Africa. Over the last five years AESA has mobilized > $300M from global sources and funders to support scientific priorities for Africa to grow the number of its programmes from 2 to the current over 15 and to serve, support and fund over 2,000 scientists in over 40 countries across Africa. The platform is also promoting scientific excellence in a range of disciplines that include health, agriculture, research management, and community and public engagement. Its flagship programme is the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS Africa) supported by Wellcome and the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO formerly DFID) to amplify Africa-led development of world-class research and scientific leaders on the continent, while strengthening African institutions. AESA also works in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) on the programme Grand Challenges Africa, which seeks to catalyse innovations on the continent. In an article written by Kariuki and Steven Buchsbaum, Kariuki comments that “the best way to make life better for Africans is to support great ideas from African innovators.” During his leadership of AESA, the platform has grown to also add other platforms for publishing with AAS Open Research; financial governance with the Global Grant Community; and mobilising support for science with the Coalition for African Research and Innovation (CARI). Portals to provide a platform for innovators to network — the Grand challenges Africa Innovation Network (GCAiN) — and to showcase Africa’s clinical trials capabilities —the Clinical Trials Community, have also marked AESA’s growth respectively.

  61. Chebet Lesan

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    Chebet Lesan
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    businessperson
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    Chebet Lesan is a Kenyan entrepreneur who has received various awards by creating charcoal briquettes from waste material and then selling it on to a network of women. The resulting product creates affordable fuel in Kenya and avoids trees from being used and its smoke free burn gives health benefits. The awards include the Queen's Young Leader Award and a Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

  62. Francis Kagwima

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    Francis Kagwima
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
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    H.E. Francis Nyamu Kagwima is a Kenyan politician, born in 1952. He is the second and incumbent Deputy Governor of Tharaka Nithi County in Kenya after having been cleared on a Jubilee Party in the Kenyan election as Onesmus Muthomi Njuki's running mate. Before being elected the Deputy Governor, he served as a Member of Parliament of Tharaka Constituency for the terms in 1988–1997 and re-elected again in 2002–2007.

  63. Joseph Manje

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    Joseph Manje
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Biography

    Joseph Wathigo Manje is a Kenyan politician, a teacher, and an entrepreneur, and currently the Member of Parliament for Kajiado North Constituency in Kajiado County. He is a member of the ruling Jubilee Party under President Uhuru Kenyatta. He previously served as a Commissioner at the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) as well as the Electoral Commission of Kenya's (ECK) South Rift Presidential Election Zonal Coordinator. He also served as a teacher employed by Kenya's Teachers Service Commission. He has business interests in the leather and construction industries.

  64. Ruth Oriango'o

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    Ruth Oriango'o
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    member of parliamentacademic
    Biography

    Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o is a Kenyan Professor of Nutrition and a former member of Parliament. She created Rural Outreach Africa to empower smallholders to address malnutrition, she oversees her country's nutrition policy and she is on the board of the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International.