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Famous People Who Died in Kenya

Updated July 7, 2017 5.5k views59 items

List of famous people who died in Kenya, with photos when available. These notable Kenya deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Kenya, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Kenya listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Kenya has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

These people, like Tom Mboya and Patrick Konchellah include images when available.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Kenya?" and "Which celebrities died in Kenya?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Kenya includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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  • 26

    Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta

    Dec. at 44 (1898-1942)
  • 27

    Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

    Dec. at 43 (1929-1972)
  • 28

    Roland Allen

    Dec. at 79 (1868-1947)
  • 29

    Julius Sang

    Dec. at 56 (1948-2004)
  • 30

    Makhan Singh

    Dec. at 60 (1913-1973)
  • 31

    Gordon Parks, Jr.

    Dec. at 45 (1934-1979)
  • 32

    Henry Odera Oruka

    Dec. at 51 (1944-1995)
  • 33

    Paul Kipkoech

    Dec. at 32 (1963-1995)
  • 34

    Roy Snelling

    Dec. at 74 (1934-2008)
  • 35

    Brian Turner Tom Lawrence

    Dec. at 76 (1873-1949)
  • 36

    Dedan Kimathi

    Dec. at 37 (1920-1957)
  • 37

    Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein

    Dec. at 100 (1912-2012)
  • 38

    E-Sir

    Dec. at 22 (1981-2003)
  • 39

    Edel Quinn

    Dec. at 37 (1907-1944)
  • 40

    Eustachy Sapieha

    Dec. at 82 (1881-1963)
  • 41

    Luigi Locati

    Dec. at 77 (1928-2005)
  • 42

    Lucas Sang

    Dec. at 47 (1961-2008)
  • 43

    Naftali Temu

    Dec. at 58 (1945-2003)
  • 44

    David Kimutai Too

    Dec. at 40 (1968-2008)
  • 45

    Patrick Konchellah

    Dec. at 41 (1968-2009)
  • 46

    Richard Chelimo

    Dec. at 29 (1972-2001)
  • 47

    Joan Root

    Dec. at 70 (1936-2006)
  • 48

    David Sheldrick

    Dec. at 58 (1919-1977)
  • 49

    Stephen Kipkorir

    Dec. at 38 (1970-2008)
  • 50

    Siraj ur-rehman

    Dec. at 68 (1941-2009)