Famous Kenyan Activists

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Wangari Maathai
(The First African Woman to Receive 'Nobel Peace Prize')

Wangari Maathai
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Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011

Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental, social, and political activist. She achieved popularity after becoming the first African woman to be honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. She is credited with founding a non-governmental organization called The Green Belt Movement (GBM), which focuses on women's rights and environmental conservation.

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Auma Obama
(Activist, Journalist)

Auma Obama
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Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

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Tom Mboya
(Politician)

Tom Mboya
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Birthdate: August 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kilima Mbogo, Kenya
Died: July 5, 1969
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Kuki Gallmann
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Birthdate: June 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Treviso, Italy Treviso, Kingdom of Italy Italy

Born to Italian writer Cino Boccazzi, Kuki Gallmann later moved to Kenya with her husband and son, both of whom she lost in separate accidents. Taking up Kenyan citizenship, she focused on ecological conservation. He bestselling book I Dreamed Of Africa was later made into a movie.

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Lucy Kibaki
(First lady)

Lucy Kibaki
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Birthdate: January 13, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: MUKURWE-INI, Kenya
Died: April 26, 2016

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Ida Odinga
(Businesswoman, Activist)

Ida Odinga
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Birthdate: August 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Migori, Kenya

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Ory Okolloh
(Activist)

Ory Okolloh
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Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Kenya
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 8 
Micere Githae Mugo
(Playwright, Activist)

Micere Githae Mugo
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Birthdate: 1942 AD
Birthplace: Baricho, Kirinyaga District, Kenya

 9 
Pamela Mboya
(Tom Mboya's wife)

Pamela Mboya
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Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Maseno, Kenya
Died: January 26, 2009

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Kakenya Ntaiya
(Educator, Feminist)

Kakenya Ntaiya
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Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Kenya

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Thomas R. Odhiambo
(Entomologist)

Thomas R. Odhiambo
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Birthdate: February 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nyanza Province, Kenya
Died: May 26, 2003