The 46 most popular Kenyan personalities in Kenya

The 46 most popular Kenyan personalities in Kenya
The 46 most popular Kenyan personalities in Kenya

The 46 most popular Kenyan personalities/individuals (in descending order) on Facebook, with 100,000 likes and above on their Facebook pages or Facebook groups, as at Monday, 2nd October 2017, including groupings registered under the Societies Act, but excluding corporates registered under the Companies Act.

NB. The below compilation of the 46 most popular personalities/individuals on Facebook with 100,000 likes and above to their credit on their Facebook pages or Facebook groups, in descending order, as at 2nd October 2017, including groupings registered under the Societies Act, but excluding corporates registered under the Companies Act, has been generated manually, in principle, via manual Facebook and Google searches of prominent and semi-prominent Kenyans, so it is likely that a number of Kenyan personalities/individuals/groupings are omitted below, unintentionally, without prejudice, without bias and without malice:

1. H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of Kenya – 3,323,789 likes;

2. Lupita Nyong’o, Actress & Academy Award/Oscar laureate – 2,962,654 likes;

3. Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki (“Mwalimu Kingangi”), Entertainer/businessman – 2,563,117 likes;

4. H.E. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Governor, Nairobi County, Kenya – 1,233,777 likes;

5. Wanjiku The Teacher, Entertainer/businesswoman – 1,168,592 likes;

6. Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, Veteran politician & Kenya’s 2nd Prime Minister – 1,107,490 likes;

7. Caroline Mutoko, Veteran journalist – 1,057,615 likes;

8. H.E. William Samoei Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya – 1,035,761 likes;

9. Larry Madowo, Veteran journalist – 1,009,616 likes;

10. Sautisol, Music artistes/businessmen – 1,005,938 likes;

11. H.E. Ali Hassan Joho, Governor, Mombasa County, Kenya – 829,393 likes;

12. Gor Mahia Football Club (Facebook Group) – 806,991 members (Gor Mahia FC won the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Africa Cup Winners Cup in 1987, and were runners-up to Canon Yaounde of Cameroon in 1979 in the same tournament. The CAF Africa Cup Winners Cup is Africa’s equivalent of Europe’s Europa Cup;

13. DJ Sadic, Entertainer/businessman – 750,656 likes;

14. Maina Kageni, Veteran journalist – 747,216 likes;

15. Eric Omondi, Entertainer/businessman – 636,262 likes;

16. H.E. Alfred Mutua, Governor, Machakos County, Kenya – 528,361 likes;

17. Hon. Peter Kenneth, Veteran politician – 517,174 likes;

18. Hon. Martha Karua, Veteran politician – 502,493 likes;

19. Nonini, Music artiste/businessman – 486,758 likes;

20. Julie Gichuru, Veteran journalist – 481,791 likes;

21. H.E. Evans Kidero, Immediate former Governor, Nairobi County, Kenya – 447,316 likes;

22. Octopizzo, Music artiste/businessman – 402,958 likes;

23. Jubilee Party, Political party – 387,965 likes;

24. Kambua, Music artiste/businesswoman – 376,279 likes;

25. Hon. Moses Kuria, Member of Parliament, Gatundu South Constituency, Kenya – 361,705 likes;

26. Jua Cali, Music artiste/businessman – 354,225 likes;

27. NASA Coalition, Political coalition – 326,847 likes;

28. Carol Radull, Veteran journalist – 305,182 likes;

29. Gor Mahia Football Club (Facebook Page) – 298,856 likes (see listing No. 12 above)

30. Hon. Aden Duale, Member of Parliament, Garissa Township Constituency, Kenya and Leader of the Majority in the Kenya National Assembly – 279,309 likes;

31. Ciku Muiruri, Veteran journalist – 263,095 likes;

32. Hon. Babu Owino, Member of Parliament, Embakasi East Constituency, Kenya – 214,362 likes;

33. Office of the First Lady Kenya – 209,375 likes;

34. Eric Wainaina, Music artiste/businessman – 205,741 likes;

35. Hon. Esther M Passaris, Women’s Representative, Nairobi County, Kenya – 204,332 likes;

36. Wahu Kagwi, Music artiste/businesswoman – 199,380 likes;

37. Rabbit King Kaka, Music artiste/businessman – 196,291 likes;

38. H.E. Mwai Kibaki, Immediate former President of Kenya – 175,468 likes;

39. David Rudisha, Athlete & current world record holder in the 800 metres – 165,219 likes;

40. Harambee Stars, Kenya National Football Team – 159,938 likes (Harambee Stars were runners-up to Egypt in the football championship of the All Africa Games of 1987.

41. H.E. Rachel Ruto, 2nd Lady of the Republic of Kenya – 156,649 likes;

42. Jeff Koinange, Veteran journalist – 142,646 likes;

43. Hon. Hassan Omar Hassan, Immediate former Senator, Mombasa County, Kenya – 140,642 likes;

44. Hon. Onesmus Kipchumba Murkomen, Senator, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya – 120,139 likes;

45. H.E. Anne Waiguru, Governor, Kirinyaga County, Kenya – 114,115 likes;

46. Hon. Wavinya Ndeti, Veteran politician – 105,659 likes;

PS. Two omissions to above listing noted and acknowledged on 4th October 2017 i.e.

(i) Njugush, Entertainer/businessman – 277,978 likes as at 4th October 2017;

(ii) Adelle Onyango, Actress/musician/radio presenter – 144,348 likes as at 4th October 2017;

Just under two years ago i.e. on the 5th of October 2015 a similar list to the one above was compiled, it included Kenyan corporates, it contained 86 listings i.e. 40 listings more than the 46 above i.e. owing to the inclusion of Kenyan corporates, and can be accessed at

The 46 most popular Kenyan personalities in Kenya

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