Read on to discover more about the most famous and influential people from Kenya.

The Republic of Kenya is a country known for its vast and diverse cultural legacies. Home to several ethnic groups, the culture of Kenya also reflects the influences of European societies as the nation was under British colonial rule for almost a century. Jomo Kenyatta, an intellectual and politician became the founding father of the Kenyan nation and served as the leader of the nation from its independence in 1963 to his death. Home to an estimated 47 different communities, Kenya has a diverse population that includes most major ethnoracial and linguistic groups found in Africa. Not surprisingly, Kenyan culture is a rich amalgamation of the behaviors, practices, and traditions of all its inhabitant communities. It has a diverse assortment of popular music forms and musicians such as Daudi Kabaka, Fadhili William and Sukuma Bin Ongaro have helped to popularize genres of local urban music. Kenya has a long oral and written literary tradition, primarily in English and Swahili, the two official languages of the country, and has produced famous writers such as Grace Ogot, Meja Mwangi, Margaret Ogola, and Binyavanga Wainaina. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Kenyans.
Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta
(President of Kenya)

26 October 1961

Nairobi

Scorpio

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
(Former Prime Minister of Kenya)

20 October 1891

22 August 1978

Gatundu, Kenya

Libra

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

01 April 1940

25 September 2011

Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District, Kenya

Aries

Raila OdingaRaila Odinga
(Former Prime Minister of Kenya)

07 January 1945

Maseno

Capricorn

Mwai KibakiMwai Kibaki
(Former President of Kenya)

15 November 1931

Gatuyaini

Scorpio

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
(Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist)

07 August 1903

01 October 1972

Kabete

Leo

William RutoWilliam Ruto
(Deputy President of Kenya)

21 December 1966

Uasin Gishu County

Sagittarius

Richard LeakeyRichard Leakey
(Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist)

19 December 1944

Nairobi

Sagittarius

Edi GathegiEdi Gathegi
(American film actor)

10 March 1979

Nairobi, Kenya

Pisces

Daniel arap MoiDaniel arap Moi
(Politician)

02 September 1924

Sacho

Virgo

Wangechi MutuWangechi Mutu
(Artist, Painter)

22 June 1972

Nairobi

Cancer

Liaquat AhamedLiaquat Ahamed
(author, writer)

14 November 1952

Kenya

Scorpio

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