Celebrities in Kenya

Daniel Adongo footballer
Mohamed Amin photographer, publisher
Moody Awori former vice-president
Matthew Birir Olympic medalist, steeplechase
Nicholas Biwott politician
Gurinder Chadha director, writer, producer
Joyce Chepchumba Olympic medalist, long distance runner
Richard Dawkins biologist
Paul Ereng Olympic medalist, runner
Elizabeth Furse politician
Edi Gathegi actor
Mugo Gatheru writer
Moraa Gitaa novelist, author
Elspeth Huxley writer, journalist, government advisor
Hussein Adan Isack naturalist
Queen Jane musician
Cyrus Jirongo politician
Wahu Kagwi musician
Josephat Karanja former vice-president
J.M. Kariuki politician
Martha Karua politician
Njenga Karume politician
Ezekiel Kemboi novelist
Buddy Kent producer
Jomo Kenyatta former president
Uhuru Kenyatta president
Emilio Mwai Kibaki former president
Peter Kigia musician
Kakai Kilonzo musician
Jimnah Kimani artist
Chris Kirubi entrepreneur, industrialist
Fundi Konde musician
Louis Leakey paleontologist
Richard Leakey paleontologist
Tegia Loroupe long distance runner
Njeri Luseno actress
Wangari Maathai environmentalist, political activist, Nobel laureate
Makadem musician
Bulinya Martins painter
Kenneth Matiba politician
Tom Mboya politician
Mekatilili Wa Menza "mother of colonial resistance"
John Michuki politician
Ngugi wa Mirii playwright
Misiani musician
Daniel arap Moi former president
Moipei musical quartet
Seth Mshindi painter
Patrick Muckabi artist
Musalia Mudavadi former vice-president
Micere Githae Mugo playwright, activist, author, instructor, poet
Gloria Muliro musician
Ben Mutua Jonathan Muriithi writer
Joseph Murumbi former vice-president
Kalonzo Musyoka former vice-president
Wahome Mutahi humorist
Henrie Mutuku singer
Meja Mwangi novelist
Gitura Mwaura writer
Kioko Mwitiki artist
Catherine Ndereba Olympic medalist, marathon runner
Alexander Nderitu novelist, scriptwriter
Charity Ngilu politician
Mukoma wa Ngugi poet, author
Wanjiru M. Njendu director
John Njue Roman Catholic cardinal
Nonini musician
Simeon Nyachae politician
Jeremiah J.M. Nyagah politician
Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha playwright
Isabella Ochichi Olympic medalist, runner
Thomas R. Odhiambo entomologist
Raila Odinga former prime minister
Cristina Odone broadcaster, journalist
Bethwell Allan Ogot historian
Grace Ogot novelist
Appolo Ohanga politician
Christopher Odhiambo Okinda actor, film director, author
Paul Onsongo actor
James Orengo lawyer, politician
Robert Ouko politician
Suzzana Owiyo musician
Abbassi Madani founder, leader of Front Islamic of Salvation (FIS party)
Taoufik Makhloufi Olympic medalist, runner
Redha Malek former prime minister
Cheb Mami singer, songwriter
Mouloud Mammeri writer, poet, anthropologist, linguist
Souad Massi singer, songwriter, musician
Lounes Matoub poet, singer, musician
Lounis Ait Menguellet singer, poet, musician
Kad Merad actor, screenwriter, director, producer
Nouria Merah-Benida Olympic medalist, runner
Rachid Mimouni author, poet
Ahmed Khelifati Mohamed aka Cheb Mami singer, songwriter
Noureddine Morceli Olympic medalist, runner
Mustapha Moussa Olympic medalist, boxer
Mahfoud Nahnah founder, leader of the HMS party
Samira Negrouche writer, poet, essayist
Raju Patel producer, director
Pio Gama Pinto journalist, politician, freedom fighter
Deeo Roy actor, stuntman
Mike Rua musician
Charles Rubia politician
David Rudisha Olympic medalist, middle distance runner
William Ruto politician
George Saitoti former vice-president
Manoj Sood actor
Fadia Stella actress
William Tanui Olympic medalist, runner
Paul Tergat Olympic medalist, long-distance runner
Ngugi wa Thiong'o author
Steve Tikdo cricketer
Zain Verjee journalist
Sane Wadu artist
Binyavanga Wainaina author, journalist
Eric Wainaina musician
Michael Walker writer
Michael Kijana Wamalwa former vice-president
Koigi wa Wamwere politician, activist, journalist, writer
Robert Wangila Olympic medalist, boxer
Chris Lukorito Wanjala critic, short story writer
Sammy Wanjiru Olympic medalist, marathoner
Miriam Were public health advocate, academic, novelist
Michael Werikhe conservationist
Roger Whittaker singer, songwriter, musician