100 Most Influential Nominees List in Kenya

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The annual list of the 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans by leading PR & Rating firm, Avance Media, has been released.

Voting has been opened via ke.avancemedia.org  and is expected to end on 7th February.

Below is the list of nominees arranged in their respective categories:

Business

  1. Anerlisa Muigai [CEO, Nero]
  2. Catherine Mahugu [CEO, Chiswara]
  3. Darshan M. Chandaria [Group CEO, Chandaria Industries]
  4. Eric Muli [CEO, Odyssey Capital]
  5. Gerald Matolo [CEO, Angaza Africa Technologies]
  6. Kimani Adam [CEO, Nature Expeditions]
  7. Mary Muthoni [President, Women in Business Community Network]
  8. Michelle Ntalami [CEO, Marini Naturals]
  9. ShirleneNafula [Managing Director, Crystal River Products]
  10. Zameer Verjee [CEO, Studio A-Z]

Entertainment

  1. Bahati [Musician]
  2. Brenda Wairimu [Actress]
  3. Karun [Musician]
  4. King Kaka [Musician]
  5. Mercy Masika [Musician]
  6. Naomi Ng’ang’a [Actress]
  7. Pascal Tokodi [Actor]
  8. Samidoh [Musician]
  9. Size 8 [Musician]
  10. Willy Paul [Musician]

Law & Governance

  1. Boniface Mwangi [Founder, Ukweli Party]
  2. Catherine Waruguru (Hon) [Women’s Rep, National Assembly]
  3. Dennis Itumbi [Secretary of Innovation, Digital and Diaspora Communication, Office of the President]
  4. Duke MaingaEchate [Executive Committee Member, Kisii County]
  5. Gideon Keter (Hon) [Youth Rep, National Assembly]
  6. Jessica MwenjeMayavi [Partner, MMC Africa Law]
  7. NaisulaLesuuda [Member of Parliament, Samburu West constituency]
  8. NdindiNyoro [Member of Parliament, Kiharu Constituency]
  9. Sakaja Johnson [Senator, Nairobi]
  10. Stephen Sang (H.E.) [Governor, Nandi]

Leadership & Civil Society

  1. Angela Koech [Group CFO, GT Bank East Africa]
  2. Ashura Michael [Speaker, East African Youth Parliament]
  3. Elizabeth Njambi [Senior Marketing Manager, Uber]
  4. Elizabeth Ntonjira [Head of Global Corporate Communications, AMREF]
  5. Jane Waithera Wairimu [Executive Director, Positive Exposure]
  6. Lucy Wanjiku Njenga [Team Leader, Positive Young Women Voices]
  7. Nafula Kisiangani [CEO, Ubuntu Development Solution]
  8. Nice Nailantei Leng’ete [Human Rights Activist, AMREF]
  9. Olivia Muiru [Executive Director, B Lab]
  10. Tonny Watuka [Consultant, Ernst & Young]

Lifestyle

  1. Adam Maina [Social Media Influencer]
  2. Ali Mandhry [Chef]
  3. Chipukeezy [Comedian]
  4. Daniel Maithya [Social Media Influencer]
  5. DJ Joe Mfalme [DJ]
  6. DJ Lisney [DJ]
  7. DJ Mo [DJ]
  8. Eric Omondi [Comedian]
  9. Njugush [Comedian]
  10. Victor Mochere [Blogger]

Media

  1. Akisa Wandera [OAP, KTN]
  2. Amina Rabar [OAP, Capital FM]
  3. Betty Kyalo [OAP, K24]
  4. Harun  Momanyi [Journalist]
  5. John Allan Namu [Journalist]
  6. Kamene Goro [OAP, Kiss FM]
  7. Mashirima Kapombe [OAP, Citizen TV]
  8. Sophia Wanuna [OAP, KTN]
  9. Victoria Rubadiri [OAP, Citizen TV]
  10. Xtian Dela [Journalist]

Personal Development & Academia

  1. Adelle Onyango [Founder, The AdelleOnyango Initiative]
  2. Beatrice Ndungu [Motivational Speaker]
  3. Chris Mureithi [Motivational Speaker]
  4. David Kyalo [CEO, Koncepts& Events Ltd]
  5. Linda Chepkwony [Founder, Abraham Lincoln Youth Initiative]
  6. Nguka Ojwang [Executive Director, Brook of Hope Foundation]
  7. Peter Tabichi [Teacher]
  8. Purity Ngina (Dr.) [Lecturer, Strathmore University]
  9. Sam Vidambu [Founder, Global Mentorship Programme]
  10. Yukabeth Kidenda [CEO, Teach for Kenya]

Science & Technology

  1. Alphonce Juma [CEO, Oracom Kenya Web Solutions]
  2. Angela Muoki (Dr) [Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon ]
  3. Bernard Chiira [Chair, ASSEK]
  4. Diana Esther Wangari (Dr) [CEO, Checkups Medical Centre]
  5. DorcasOwinoh [Director, LakeHub Foundation]
  6. Emmastella Gakuo [Co-Founder, Savanna Circuit Tech]
  7. Linda Kamau [Director, Akirachix]
  8. Linet Kwamboka [CEO, DataScience Limited]
  9. Stellah Wairimu Bosire-Otieno (Dr) [CEO, Kenya Medical Association]
  10. Towett Ngetich [CEO, Uthabiti]

Social Enterprise & Philanthropy

  1. Anne WawiraNjiru [Founder, Food4Education]
  2. Chebet  Lesan [CEO, BrightGreen Renewable Energy]
  3. Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti [CEO, Green Generation Initiative]
  4. Esmael Omar [President, Global Youth Coalition to End FGM]
  5. Leroy Mwasaru [CEO, Greenpact]
  6. Lily Tanui [Founder, Tree Growers Association of Kenya]
  7. Natalie Robi Tingo [Founder, Msichana Empowerment Kuria]
  8. Raabia Hawa [CEO, Walk With Rangers]
  9. Selina Nkoile [Founder, NashipaiMaasai Project]
  10. Unelker Maoga [Founder, Konservation]

Sports

  1. Beatrice Chepkoech [Athlete]
  2. BrigidKosgei [Athlete]
  3. Emily Muteti [Swimmer]
  4. Emmanuel Korir [Athlete]
  5. Faith Kipyegon [Athlete]
  6. Margaret NyaireraWambui [Athlete]
  7. Michael Olunga [Footballer, Kashiwa Reysol]
  8. Sabrina Simader [Skii champion]
  9. Victor Wanyama [Footballer, Tottenham Hotspur]
  10. William Ambaka Ndayara [Rugby Player]