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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. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Kenya
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Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was a Kenyan senior governmental economist and the father of U.S. President Barack Obama. He is a central figure of his son's memoir, Dreams from My Father. Obama married in 1954 and had two children with his first wife, Kezia. He was selected for a special program to ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1936-1982)

Birthplace: Nyang’oma Kogelo, Kenya

Profession: Politician, Economist

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Daniel arap Moi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Kenya
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Daniel Toroitich arap Moi is a former Kenyan politician who served as the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. He removed Kikuyu ministers and replaced them with ministers from his own Kalenjin tribe. He was forced to allow multiparty elections in 1992. Prior to 1978, he served as the third ...more

Age: 91

Birthplace: Kenya

Profession: Politician, Teacher

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Elijah Lagat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Kenya
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Elijah Lagat


Elijah Kiptarbei Lagat was born and raised in Saniak Village in Nandi District. 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, ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Kenya

Profession: Politician

Grace Ogot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Kenya
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Grace Ogot was a Kenyan author, nurse, journalist, politician and diplomat. Together with Charity Waciuma she is the first Anglophone female Kenyan writer to be published. ...more

Age: 86

Birthplace: Kenya

Profession: Politician, Writer

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