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Famous Politicians from Kenya

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List of notable or famous politicians from Kenya, with bios and photos, including the top politicians born in Kenya and even some popular politicians who immigrated to Kenya. You might also be interested in fun facts about Kenyan politician Barack Obama Sr. and the most likable politicians from all over the world. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Kenyan politicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These politicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known politician from Kenya is included when available.

List features famous Kenyans of politics like Wangari Maathai, Raila Odinga, and many more. This historic politicians from Kenya list can help answer the questions "Who are some Kenyan politicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous politicians from Kenya?" These prominent politicians of Kenya may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Kenyan politicians.

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  • Barack Obama Sr.
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    Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (; 18 June 1936 – 24 November 1982) was a Kenyan senior governmental economist and the father of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. He is a central figure of his son's memoir, Dreams from My Father (1995). Obama married in 1954 and had two children with his first wife, Kezia. He was selected for a special program to attend college in the United States and studied at the University of Hawaii. There, Obama met Stanley Ann Dunham, whom he married in 1961, and with whom he had a son, Barack II. She divorced him three years later. The elder Obama later went to Harvard University for graduate school, where he earned an M.A. in economics, and returned... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1936-1982)
    • Birthplace: Nyang’oma Kogelo, Kenya
  • Daniel Toroitich arap Moi ( MOH-ee) (born 2 September 1924 in Baringo) is a Kenyan politician who served as the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. Through popular agitation and external pressures, he was forced to allow multiparty elections in 1991; he led his party, KANU, to victory in the 1992 and 1997 elections. Prior to becoming President, he served as the third Vice President of Kenya from 1967 to 1978.Moi is popularly known to Kenyans as Nyayo, a Swahili word for "footsteps", as he often said he was following in the footsteps of the first President, Jomo Kenyatta. He also earned the sobriquet "Professor of Politics" due to his long rule of 24 years, the longest in Kenyan... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 96
    • Birthplace: Sacho, Kenya
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    Elijah Lagat

    Elijah Kiptarbei Lagat (born 19 June 1966) was born and raised in Saniak Village in Nandi District of Kenya. He was the winner of the 104th running of the Boston Marathon held in 2000. He won in the closest finish in the race's history when he edged out Gezahgne Abera of Ethiopia and fellow Kenyan and previous year's champion, Moses Tanui. Abera and Lagat were both clocked at 2 hours 9 minutes and 47 seconds while Tanui finished three seconds back. Lagat's win enabled the Kenyans to capture the individual men's Boston Marathon title for the 10th straight year. This is a record that still stands.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Kenya
  • Grace Emily Ogot (née Akinyi; 15 May 1930 – 18 March 2015) was a Kenyan author, nurse, journalist, politician and diplomat. Together with Charity Waciuma she was the first Anglophone female Kenyan writer to be published. She was one of the first Kenyan members of parliament and she became an assistant minister.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 90
    • Birthplace: Kenya