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.
(Kenyan Official)

18 June 1936

Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta
(President of Kenya)

26 October 1961

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
(Former Prime Minister of Kenya)

20 October 1891

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

01 April 1940

William RutoWilliam Ruto
(Deputy President of Kenya)

21 December 1966

Raila OdingaRaila Odinga
(Former Prime Minister of Kenya)

07 January 1945

Louis LeakeyLouis Leakey
(Paleoanthropologist and Archaeologist)

07 August 1903

Mwai KibakiMwai Kibaki
(Former President of Kenya)

15 November 1931

Richard LeakeyRichard Leakey
(Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist)

19 December 1944

Julian OzanneJulian Ozanne
(Film Producer)

30 November 1965

Daniel arap MoiDaniel arap Moi

02 September 1924

Edi GathegiEdi Gathegi
(American film actor)

10 March 1979

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David RudishaDavid Rudisha
(Kenyan track and field athlete)

17 December 1988

Wangechi MutuWangechi Mutu
(Artist, Painter)

22 June 1972

Liaquat AhamedLiaquat Ahamed
(author, writer)

14 November 1952

Aden Abdullah Osman DaarAden Abdullah Osman Daar
(Somali politician)

09 December 1908