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.
Barack Obama Sr.Barack Obama Sr.
18 June 1936
Kenyan Official
Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
20 October 1891
Former Prime Minister of Kenya

Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta
26 October 1961
President of Kenya

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
01 April 1940
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

William RutoWilliam Ruto
21 December 1966
Deputy President of Kenya

Raila OdingaRaila Odinga
07 January 1945
Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
07 August 1903
Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist

Mwai KibakiMwai Kibaki
15 November 1931
Former President of Kenya

Richard LeakeyRichard Leakey
19 December 1944
Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o
01 March 1983
Julian OzanneJulian Ozanne
30 November 1965
Film Producer

Edi GathegiEdi Gathegi
10 March 1979
American film actor
Daniel arap MoiDaniel arap Moi
02 September 1924

David RudishaDavid Rudisha
17 December 1988
Kenyan track and field athlete

Liaquat AhamedLiaquat Ahamed
14 November 1952
author, writer
Wangechi MutuWangechi Mutu
22 June 1972
Artist, Painter

Aden Abdullah Osman DaarAden Abdullah Osman Daar
09 December 1908
Somali politician