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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
Dec. at 71 (1940-2011)

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Tom Mboya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dec. 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
Dec. at 42 (1899-1941)

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

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Mary Leakey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 46 (1936-1982)

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

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Beryl Markham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dec. 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
Dec. at 72 (1931-2003)

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Jasper Maskelyne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. at 80 (1875-1955)

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Sidede Onyulo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. at 83 (1911-1994)

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

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Joy Adamson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. at 79 (1868-1947)

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Julius Sang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. at 51 (1944-1995)

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Paul Kipkoech is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. at 47 (1961-2008)

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Naftali Temu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kenya
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. at 68 (1941-2009)