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Top 10 Most Famous Kenyans Since The Early Days

1. Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was an outstanding tree hugger dissident who fought for environmental concerns for the better part of her life. She was the first African woman and the first tree hugger to get the prestigious award.

Aside from that, she has a slew of firsts, the most notable of which being becoming the first African woman to receive a PhD degree. Her outstanding academic credentials and exceptional qualities landed her prestigious positions at the University of Nairobi. She founded the Green Belt Movement in the 1970s, which included planting trees to help the environment.

2. Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o is a multi-award-winning Kenyan–Mexican actress. She received her training in the United States and progressed from being a creative associate to earning a "Institute Award" in just a few years. Her incredible talent and intelligence helped her build a successful career, with numerous and substantial projects that most on-screen characters can only dream of.

3. Jomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta was a Kenyan politician who served as Prime Minister and then President of Kenya. He took on the role of defining racial oppression in Kenya's political and social environment, and in the long run, he was responsible for various developments that helped Kenya transition from a stubborn British province to a free republic.

4. Mwai Kibaki

Mwai Kibaki was Kenya's third President, and he aimed to bring dynamic change and stability to his country. He was a force on the political landscape from the start of Kenya's independence, serving in a variety of government positions.

He had served as Vice President in the past, thus he had the expertise and knowledge of legislative and government concerns that gave him the leeway to lead Kenya in the privilege fair direction.

5. Richard Leakey

Richard Leakey is a member of Kenya's renowned Leakey paleoanthropology research group. He has energetically shielded untamed life, free thought, and protection for more than fifty years. Extreme medical challenges haven't stopped him from pursuing careers in legislative issues and the approval of unrestricted life security laws.

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