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Top 50 Kenyan Figures on Facebook

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 10: Actors Lupita Nyong’o (L) and David Oyelowo onstage at the world premiere of Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” at Roy Thompson Hall as part of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival where the cast, filmmakers and real life stars received a standing ovation. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. Theaters September 23, 2017. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney )

The 72 most popular Kenyan personalities/individuals (in descending order) on Facebook, with 100,000 likes and above on their Facebook pages or Facebook groups, as at Saturday, 10th February 2018, including groupings registered under the Societies Act, but excluding corporates registered under the Companies Act.

NB. The below compilation of the 72 most popular personalities/individuals on Facebook with 100,000 likes and above to their credit on their Facebook pages or Facebook groups, in descending order, as at 10th February 2018, including groupings registered under the Societies Act, but excluding corporates registered under the Companies Act, has been generated manually, in principle, via manual Facebook and Google searches of prominent and semi-prominent Kenyans, so it is likely that a number of Kenyan personalities/individuals/groupings are omitted below, unintentionally, without prejudice, without bias and without malice:

1. H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of Kenya – 3,472,794 likes (https://www.facebook.com/myuhurukenyatta/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

2. Lupita Nyong’o, Actress & Academy Award/Oscar laureate – 2,969,806 likes (https://www.facebook.com/LupitaNyongo/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

3. Daniel “Churchill” Ndambuki (“Mwalimu Kingangi”), Entertainer/businessman – 2,590,493likes (https://www.facebook.com/Mwalimchurchill/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

4. Group Kenya – 1,878,103 members (https://www.facebook.com/groups/groupkenya/about/);

5. H.E. Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Governor, Nairobi County, Kenya – 1,350,209 likes (https://www.facebook.com/GovernorMikeSonkoMbuvi/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

6. Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, Veteran politician & Kenya’s 2nd Prime Minister – 1,199,291 likes (https://www.facebook.com/RailaOdingaKE/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

7. Wanjiku The Teacher, Comedienne/businesswoman – 1,197,852 likes (https://www.facebook.com/wanjikuteacher/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

8. Caroline Mutoko, Veteran journalist – 1,067,909 likes (https://www.facebook.com/carolinemutoko/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

9. H.E. William Samoei Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya – 1,067,241 likes (https://www.facebook.com/williamsamoei/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

10. Larry Madowo, Veteran journalist – 1,056,972 likes (https://www.facebook.com/LarryMadowo/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

11. Sautisol, Music artistes/businessmen – 1,046,218 likes (https://www.facebook.com/SautiSol/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

12. H.E. Ali Hassan Joho, Governor, Mombasa County, Kenya – 969,365 likes (https://www.facebook.com/alihassanjoho/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

13. Gor Mahia Football Club (Facebook Group) – 811,728 members (https://www.facebook.com/groups/GOR.OFFICIAL/about/). Gor Mahia FC won the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Africa Cup Winners Cup in 1987, and were runners-up to Canon Yaounde of Cameroon in 1979 in the same tournament. The CAF Africa Cup Winners Cup is Africa’s equivalent of Europe’s Europa Cup;

14. DJ Sadic, Entertainer/businessman – 775,980 likes (https://www.facebook.com/DJSADIC/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

15. Maina Kageni, Veteran journalist – 756,991 likes (https://www.facebook.com/mainakageni/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

16. Gloria Muliro, Gospel music artiste/businesswoman – 708,430 likes (https://www.facebook.com/gloriaomuliro/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

17. Eric Omondi, Entertainer/businessman – 665,587 likes (https://www.facebook.com/Eric-Omondi-109730982420256/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

18. H.E. Alfred Mutua, Governor, Machakos County, Kenya – 540,946 likes (https://www.facebook.com/MachakosGovernor/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

19. Hon. Peter Kenneth, Veteran politician – 517,128 likes (https://www.facebook.com/honpeterkenneth/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

20. Hon. Martha Karua, Veteran politician – 501,529 likes (https://www.facebook.com/MarthaKarua/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

21. Nonini, Music artiste/businessman – 486,158 likes (https://www.facebook.com/Noninimusic/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

22. Julie Gichuru, Veteran journalist – 482,419 likes (https://www.facebook.com/TheRealJulieGichuru/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

23. Wilbroda Shirandula (Jacquey Nyaminde), Comedienne/businesswoman – 468,015 likes (https://www.facebook.com/Wilbroda-Shirandula-722370727802881/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

24. H.E. Evans Kidero, Immediate former Governor, Nairobi County, Kenya – 457,757 likes (https://www.facebook.com/EvansKidero/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

25. Hon. Moses Kuria, Member of Parliament, Gatundu South Constituency, Kenya – 445,109 likes (https://www.facebook.com/moses.kuria.140/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

26. NASA Coalition, Political coalition – 438,983 likes (https://www.facebook.com/CoalitionNASAKe/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

27. Octopizzo, Music artiste/businessman – 411,116 likes (https://www.facebook.com/OCTOPIZZO/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

28. Jubilee Party, Political party – 394,023 likes (https://www.facebook.com/TheJubileeParty/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

29. Sheila Mwanyigha, Journalist/music artiste/businesswoman – 392,769 likes (https://www.facebook.com/smwanyigha/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

30. Kambua, Music artiste/businesswoman – 387,808 likes (https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficialKambua/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

31. Stella Mwangi – STL, Music artiste/businesswoman – 365,128 likes (https://www.facebook.com/StellaMwangiOfficial/);

32. Hon. Charles Njagua Kanyi (“Jaguar”), Member of Parliament, Starehe Constituency, Kenya/veteran music artiste/businessman – 354,945 likes (https://www.facebook.com/realjaguarkenya/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

33. Jua Cali, Music artiste/businessman – 354,218 likes (https://www.facebook.com/juacaliofficial/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

34. Njugush, Entertainer/businessman – 338,971 likes (https://www.facebook.com/Blessednjugush/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

35. Willy Paul Msafi, Gospel music artiste/businessman – 338,541 likes (https://www.facebook.com/willy.paulmsafi.9/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

36. Robert Alai Onyango, Blogger/journalist/politician – 329,614 likes (https://www.facebook.com/robertalai/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

37. Carol Radull, Veteran journalist – 314,344 likes (https://www.facebook.com/carol.radull/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

38. Boniface Mwangi, Artist/politician/photographer – 307,475 likes (https://www.facebook.com/BonifaceMwangiBM/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

39. Hon. Babu Owino, Member of Parliament, Embakasi East Constituency, Kenya – 305,006 likes (https://www.facebook.com/tibimbabu/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

40. Gor Mahia Football Club (Facebook Page) – 300,963 likes (https://www.facebook.com/GorMahiaFC/?ref=ts&fref=ts) – see listing No. 13 above

41. Hon. Aden Duale, Member of Parliament, Garissa Township Constituency, Kenya and Leader of the Majority in the Kenya National Assembly – 298,619 likes (https://www.facebook.com/adenduale/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

42. Ciku Muiruri, Veteran journalist – 266,413 likes (https://www.facebook.com/missciku/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

43. H.E. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka – veteran politician and Kenya’s 10th Vice President – 251,636 likes (https://www.facebook.com/kalonzomusyoka/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

44. Hon. Esther M Passaris, Women’s Representative, Nairobi County, Kenya – 229,810 likes (https://www.facebook.com/EstherMPassaris/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

45. Vera Sidika, Artist – 228,835 likes (https://www.facebook.com/VeraSidikaOfficial/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

46. Office of the First Lady Kenya – 219,014 likes (https://www.facebook.com/OfficeoftheFirstLadyofKenya/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

47. Shaffie Weru, Veteran journalist – 218,046 (https://www.facebook.com/shaffieweru/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

48. Eric Wainaina, Music artiste/businessman – 207,298 likes (https://www.facebook.com/ericwainainamusic/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

49. Rabbit King Kaka, Music artiste/businessman – 206,807 likes (https://www.facebook.com/Rabbit-King-Kaka-170843132957470/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

50. Wahu Kagwi, Music artiste/businesswoman – 206,714 likes (https://www.facebook.com/WahuKagwiMathenge/?ref=ts&fref=ts);

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