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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Nairobi and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Nairobi, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Nairobi include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Nairobi alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Nairobi are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Nairobi.

Examples of graduates on this list: Iman Abdulmajid, Wangari Maathai and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Nairobi?” and “Which celebrities are University of Nairobi alumni?”

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Wangari Maathai is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Politician, Environmentalist, Political Activist Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University ...more

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James Shikwati is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Economist James Shikwati is a Kenyan libertarian economist and Director of the Inter Region Economic Network who promotes freedom of trade as the driving solution to poverty in Africa. He has made ...more

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Iman Abdulmajid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Television producer, Fashion Model, Entrepreneur Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, professionally known as Iman, is a Somali fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. ...more

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Robert Onsare Monda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Veterinarian Robert Onsare Monda is a Kenyan politician. He belongs to NARC and was elected to represent the Nyaribari Chache Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary ...more

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M. G. Vassanji is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Novelist, Editing, Writer Moyez G. Vassanji, CM is a novelist and editor, who writes under the name M. G. Vassanji. A citizen of Canada, Vassanji's identity easily straddles three continents.

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Chris Coons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Christopher Andrew "Chris" Coons is the junior United States Senator from Delaware and a member of the Democratic Party. He won a special election in 2010 to succeed Joe Biden, who had ...more

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Sidede Onyulo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Actor Sidede Onyulo was a Kenyan actor, most famous for his role as Owour in Oscar winning movie Nowhere in Africa.

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Apolo Nsibambi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Politician, Professor Apolo Robin Nsibambi is a Ugandan academic and politician who was Prime Minister of Uganda from 5 April 1999 until 24 May 2011. He was succeeded as Prime Minister by Amama Mbabazi on 24 May

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Robinson Gichuhi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Politician, Economist, Consultant

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Atieno Odhiambo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Writer Eisha Stephen Atieno Odhiambo was a Kenyan academic, born in Muhoroni, who was known for his contributions to the understanding of dangers inherent in politics of knowledge and sociology of ...more

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James Baba is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Politician James Boliba Baba is a Ugandan politician and former diplomat. He is the current State Minister for Internal Affairs in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. He ...more

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John Nasasira is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
John Nasasira Politician, Engineer John Nwoono Nasasira is a Ugandan engineer and politician. He is the current Minister of Information and Communication Technology in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on 23 ...more

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Kalonzo Musyoka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Kalonzo Musyoka Politician, Lawyer Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is a Kenyan politician who was Vice-President of Kenya from 2008 to 2013. Musyoka served in the government under President Daniel arap Moi and was Minister for Foreign ...more

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Martha Karua is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Martha Karua Politician Martha Wangari Karua is a revered Kenyan politician. She is a former long-standing member of parliament for Gichugu Constituency and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She was Minister of ...more

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Musalia Mudavadi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Musalia Mudavadi Politician Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi is a Kenyan politician, formerly serving as Deputy Prime Minister and was an unsuccessful presidential hopeful under the United Democratic Forum Party after decamping ...more

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Amos Kimunya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Amos Kimunya Politician Amos Muhinga Kimunya is a Kenyan politician and former Member of Parliament for Kipipiri Constituency, currently the outgoing Minister of Trade. He was Minister of Finance from 2006 to July ...more

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William Ruto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Politician William Samoei arap Ruto is a Kenyan politician who has been Deputy President of Kenya since 2013. He served as the Acting President of Kenya between 5 and 8 October 2014 while President Uhuru ...more

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Gerald Ssendaula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Gerald Ssendaula Politician Gerald Majera Ssendaula is a retired Ugandan politician, and current banker and farmer. He is a former Cabinet Minister and MP Member of Parliament, representing Kingo sub-county, which became ...more

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Erastus J. O. Mwencha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Erastus J. O. Mwencha Politician Erastus J.O. Mwencha in Kenya, is the former Secretary-General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and current Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, to which he ...more

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Francis Muthaura is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Francis Muthaura Politician Francis Kirimi Muthaura is a former Kenyan civil servant and close ally of former President Mwai Kibaki. He is the former Head of Civil Service and Secretary to the Cabinet. From 14 March 1996 ...more

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Wilfred Kiboro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Wilfred Kiboro Entrepreneur, Civil engineer, Golfer Wilfred David Kiboro, EBS is a Kenyan entrepreneur, philanthropist and golfer. He is best known for having been the Group CEO of the Nation Media Group. Kiboro is a highly respected personality ...more

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Jennifer Arnold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Jennifer Arnold is a film and television director, producer, and screenwriter.

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David Mathenge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
David Mathenge Singer David Mathenge better known by his stage name Nameless, is a Kenyan pop artist.

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Joseph W. Sitati is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Joseph W. Sitati Joseph Wafula Sitati has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009, when he became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He is the first black ...more

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Florence Wambugu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Florence Wambugu Florence Muringi Wambugu is a Kenyan plant pathologist and virologist. She is known for her advocacy of using biotechnology to increase food production in Africa.

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Peter Kenneth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Peter Kenneth Peter Kenneth is a Kenyan politician. He hails from Kirwara Sub-location of Gatanga Constituency in Murang'a County, Kenya.

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James Orengo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
James Orengo Politician, Lawyer James Aggrey Bob Orengo is a lawyer, Member of Parliament, Minister of Lands and a former presidential candidate in Kenya.

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Wahu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Wahu Wahu Kagwi performing under the name Wahu, is a musician from Kenya.

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Edward Rombo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Edward Rombo Edward Rombo is a retired Kenyan rugby union and rugby league player. He was one of the few Kenya rugby players to turn professional when he moved to Leeds Rhinos in 1990.

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Titus Naikuni is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Titus Naikuni Businessperson Titus Naikuni is the new chairman of Airtel Kenya, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel. He is a former Kenya Airways Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. Titus holds a Bachelor of ...more

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Harcharan Gill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Harcharan Gill Professor Harcharan Gill is Associate Professor of Urology at the Stanford University Medical Center at Stanford University.

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Simon Gikandi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Simon Gikandi Simon E. Gikandi is Professor of English at Princeton University. He is perhaps best known for his co-editorship of The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature. He has also done ...more

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Kinuthia Murugu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Kinuthia Murugu Kinuthia Murugu was Permanent Secretary of Youth and Sports affairs in Kenya.

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Lee Kinyanjui is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Lee Kinyanjui Lee Maiyani Kinyanjui is a Kenyan politician. He belongs to the Party of National Unity and was elected to represent the Nakuru Town Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the ...more

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Willy Mutunga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Judge Willy Munyoki Mutunga is a Kenyan lawyer, intellectual, reform activist, and, since June 2011, the Chief Justice of Kenya and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.

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Joyce Aluoch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Joyce Aluoch Judge Joyce Aluoch is a Judge-elect of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. She is a lawyer and former judge of the High Court of Kenya. She is the First Chairperson of the Committee of ...more

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Githu Muigai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
Githu Muigai Githu Muigai is the Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya. He holds a bachelor's Degree in Law degree from the University of Nairobi, a masters degree in International Law from Columbia ...more

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Vincent Ongore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
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Prof Evans Aosa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Nairobi Alumni
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