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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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Wangari Maathai is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Wangari Maathai Died at 71 (1940-2011)

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Tom Mboya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Tom Mboya Died at 39 (1930-1969)

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Alice de Janzé is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Alice de Janzé Died at 42 (1899-1941)

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George Saitoti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
George Saitoti Died at 67 (1945-2012)

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Mary Leakey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Mary Leakey Died at 83 (1913-1996)

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Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya

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Jomo Kenyatta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta Died at 89 (1889-1978)

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Barack Obama Sr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Barack Obama Sr. Died at 46 (1936-1982)

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Aril Edvardsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Aril Edvardsen Died at 70 (1938-2008)

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Beryl Markham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Beryl Markham Died at 84 (1902-1986)

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Thomas R. Odhiambo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Thomas R. Odhiambo Died at 72 (1931-2003)

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Jasper Maskelyne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Jasper Maskelyne Died at 71 (1902-1973)

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Dekha Ibrahim Abdi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dekha Ibrahim Abdi Died at 47 (1964-2011)

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Jim Corbett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Jim Corbett Died at 80 (1875-1955)

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Sidede Onyulo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Sidede Onyulo Died at 53 (1955-2008)

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Wilbur Dartnell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Wilbur Dartnell Died at 30 (1885-1915)

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George Adamson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
George Adamson Died at 83 (1906-1989)

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Aden Abdullah Osman Daar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Aden Abdullah Osman Daar Died at 99 (1908-2007)

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Jaramogi Oginga Odinga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Died at 83 (1911-1994)

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Apolo Kagwa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Apolo Kagwa Died at 58 (1869-1927)

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Joy Adamson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Joy Adamson Died at 70 (1910-1980)

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Josephine Watiri Michuki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Josephine Watiri Michuki

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David Lelei is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
David Lelei Died at 39 (1971-2010)

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Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erro... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll Died at 40 (1901-1941)

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Armand Denis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Armand Denis Died at 75 (1896-1971)

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Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta Died at 44 (1898-1942)

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Jigme Dorji Wangchuck is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Died at 43 (1929-1972)

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Roland Allen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Roland Allen Died at 79 (1868-1947)

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Julius Sang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Julius Sang Died at 56 (1948-2004)

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Makhan Singh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Makhan Singh Died at 60 (1913-1973)

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Gordon Parks, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Gordon Parks, Jr. Died at 45 (1934-1979)

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Henry Odera Oruka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Henry Odera Oruka Died at 51 (1944-1995)

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Paul Kipkoech is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Paul Kipkoech Died at 32 (1963-1995)

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Roy Snelling is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Roy Snelling Died at 74 (1934-2008)

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Brian Turner Tom Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Brian Turner Tom Lawrence Died at 76 (1873-1949)

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Dedan Kimathi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dedan Kimathi Died at 37 (1920-1957)

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Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Mukhtar Mohamed Hussein Died at 100 (1912-2012)

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E-Sir is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
E-Sir Died at 22 (1981-2003)

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Edel Quinn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Edel Quinn Died at 37 (1907-1944)

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Eustachy Sapieha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Eustachy Sapieha Died at 82 (1881-1963)

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Luigi Locati is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Luigi Locati Died at 77 (1928-2005)

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Lucas Sang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Lucas Sang Died at 47 (1961-2008)

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Naftali Temu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Naftali Temu Died at 58 (1945-2003)

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David Kimutai Too is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
David Kimutai Too Died at 40 (1968-2008)

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Patrick Konchellah is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Patrick Konchellah Died at 41 (1968-2009)

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Richard Chelimo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Richard Chelimo Died at 29 (1972-2001)

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Joan Root is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Joan Root Died at 70 (1936-2006)

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David Sheldrick is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
David Sheldrick Died at 58 (1919-1977)

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Stephen Kipkorir is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Stephen Kipkorir Died at 38 (1970-2008)

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Siraj ur-rehman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Siraj ur-rehman Died at 68 (1941-2009)