OFFICIAL RANKING OF THE 2016 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG KENYANS

  1. Dan ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki
  2. Mshila Mwakai Sio
  3. Elsie Wandera
  4. Boniface Mwangi
  5. Johnson Sakaja
  6. Bonnie Kim
  7. Janet Mbugua
  8. Julius Yego
  9. Emmanuel Dennis Ngongo
  10. Naisula lesuuda
  11. Victor Wanyama
  12. David Rudisha
  13. Lupita Nyongo
  14. Larry Madowo
  15. Collins Injera
  16. Sharon Mundia
  17. James Mworia
  18. Dj Joe Mfalme
  19. Ory Okolloh
  20. Jeff Nthiwa
  21. Stacey Ondimu
  22. Hope Wakio Mwanake
  23. Naomi Mutua
  24. Mumbi Ndungu
  25. Ernest Wamboye Wakhusama
  26. Dennis Itumbi
  27. Edwin Dande
  28. Kelvin Macharia Kuria
  29. Peris Bosire
  30. Eric Kinoti
  31. Amelia Omollo
  32. Sitawa Wafula
  33. Jamila Abass
  34. Florence Kamaitha
  35. Denis Makori
  36. Mutua Matheka
  37. Mark Kaigwa
  38. Nelly Gatonye
  39. Irene Koki Mutungi
  40. Laura Walubengo
  41. June Syowia
  42. Wesley Owiti
  43. Moses Kajwang
  44. Phyllis Mwangi
  45. Robert Alai
  46. Gakii Biriri
  47. Kennedy Odede
  48. Cyprian Nyakundi
  49. Sheila Ndinda
  50. Jessica Francisca Colaço
  51. Adelle Onyango
  52. Anto Neosoul
  53. Wawira Njiru
  54. Irungu Nyakera
  55. Kago Kagichiri
  56. Huddah Monroe
  57. Barclay Paul Okari
  58. Anthony Mutua
  59. Boniface Kinoti Gatobu
  60. Trevor Kimenye
  61. Diana Opoti
  62. Vivian Cheruiyot
  63. Michael King’ori Macharia
  64. Charles Njagua Kanyi
  65. Nimrod Taabu
  66. Wangechi Waweru
  67. Rachna Patel
  68. Evans Wadongo
  69. Sam Wakoba
  70. Elizabeth Marami
  71. Avril
  72. Gilbert Mitullah Omware
  73. Vera Sidika
  74. Paul Simba Arati
  75. Anne Kiguta
  76. Sophie Ikenye
  77. Dr Ofweneke
  78. Brian Gacara
  79. Silvia Njoki
  80. Eugene Mbugua
  81. Nick Mutuma
  82. Victoria Kimani
  83. Eric Muli
  84. Michael Olunga
  85. Tom Osborn
  86. Joey Muthengi
  87. Nelson Oduma
  88. Peter Njonjo
  89. Arnold Origi
  90. Sarah Hassan
  91. Jemima Jelagat Sumgong
  92. Eric Muthomi
  93. Kariuki Kamau
  94. Brenda Wairimu
  95. Quincy Timberlake
  96. Eunice Jepkoech Sum
  97. Munge Kibiwott
  98. John Syekei
  99. Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich
  100. Samuel Majani

CATEGORY RANKING

BUSINESS

  1. James Mworia
  2. Stacey Ondimu
  3. Edwin Dande
  4. Eric Kinoti
  5. Denis Makori
  6. Brian Gacara
  7. Eugene Mbugua
  8. Eric Muli
  9. Peter Njonjo
  10. Eric Muthomi

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Dan ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki
  2. Lupita Nyongo
  3. Anto Neosoul
  4. Wangechi Waweru
  5. Avril
  6. Dr Ofweneke
  7. Nick Mutuma
  8. Victoria Kimani
  9. Sarah Hassan
  10. Brenda Wairimu

SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY

  1. Mumbi Ndungu
  2. Peris Bosire
  3. Florence Kamaitha
  4. June Syowia
  5. Wesley Owiti
  6. Kennedy Odede
  7. Wawira Njiru
  8. Barclay Paul Okari
  9. Charles Njagua Kanyi
  10. Tom Osborn

SPORTS

  1. Julius Yego
  2. Victor Wanyama
  3. David Rudisha
  4. Collins Injera
  5. Vivian Cheruiyot
  6. Michael Olunga
  7. Arnold Origi
  8. Jemima Jelagat Sumgong
  9. Eunice Jepkoech Sum
  10. Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich

LAW & GOVERNANCE

  1. Johnson Sakaja
  2. Naisula lesuuda
  3. Dennis Itumbi
  4. Moses Kajwang
  5. Irungu Nyakera
  6. Boniface Kinoti Gatobu
  7. Paul Simba Arati
  8. Quincy Timberlake
  9. Munge Kibiwott
  10. John Syekei

MEDIA

  1. Boniface Mwangi
  2. Janet Mbugua
  3. Larry Madowo
  4. Laura Walubengo
  5. Adelle Onyango
  6. Nimrod Taabu
  7. Anne Kiguta
  8. Sophie Ikenye
  9. Joey Muthengi
  10. Samuel Majani

LIFESTYLE

  1. Sharon Mundia
  2. Dj Joe Mfalme
  3. Mutua Matheka
  4. Robert Alai
  5. Cyprian Nyakundi
  6. Sheila Ndinda
  7. Huddah Monroe
  8. Diana Opoti
  9. Vera Sidika
  10. Silvia Njoki

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  1. Mshila Mwakai Sio
  2. Kelvin Macharia Kuria
  3. Jamila Abass
  4. Mark Kaigwa
  5. Jessica Francisca Colaço
  6. Anthony Mutua
  7. Trevor Kimenye
  8. Michael King’ori Macharia
  9. Evans Wadongo
  10. Sam Wakoba

LEADERSHIP & CIVIL SOCIETY

  1. Ory Okolloh
  2. Hope Wakio Mwanake
  3. Naomi Mutua
  4. Amelia Omollo
  5. Nelly Gatonye
  6. Irene Koki Mutungi
  7. Gakii Biriri
  8. Rachna Patel
  9. Elizabeth Marami
  10. Nelson Oduma

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & ACADEMIA

  1. Elsie Wandera
  2. Bonnie Kim
  3. Emmanuel Dennis Ngongo
  4. Jeff Nthiwa
  5. Ernest Wamboye Wakhusama
  6. Sitawa Wafula
  7. Phyllis Mwangi
  8. Kago Kagichiri
  9. Gilbert Mitullah Omware
  10. Kariuki Kamau

100 Most Influential Young Kenyans

VISION.

Become the Leading and Most Credible program to Rank and Honour Young Kenyans.

CRITERIA.

A Nominee must be:

  1. A Kenyan.
  2. 15 or below 40 years.
  3. In 2 years of Active Service in a Category.
  4. Outstanding with Public Evidence of Impact
  5. Motivating to be able to inspire other young people with his/her work

MISSION.

  • Rank and Honour the Most Influential Young Kenyans Annually.
  • Uphold Public discretion of the Most Influential Young Kenyans.
  • Evangel the Inspiring Stories, Works and Impacts of Young Kenyans across the World.
  • Change the Negative Perceptions of the Potentials of Young People.
  • Fuel Patriotism among Young Kenyans.
  • Create Value for the Works of Young Kenyans Globally.

CATEGORIES.

  • Business
  • Entertainment
  • Law & Governance
  • Leadership & Civil Society
  • Lifestyle
  • Media
  • Personal Development & Academia
  • Social Entreprise & Philanthropy
  • Sports
  • Science & Technology

ABOUT US

The Most Influential Young Kenyans initiative is an annual awards and ranking scheme for young Kenyan Achievers between 15-40 years, spearheaded by Avance Media a social enterprise and Jagari Designs in partnership with various Organisations.

The initiative is intended to disclose the true and genuine potentials of young people who are earnest to turn around the fortunes of Kenya’s economy and whose works are at par with their impacts. It is also expected to serve as a source of encouragement to these young individuals whose commitment towards stimulating growth is undoubted.

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PUBLIC CHOICE
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KENYAN
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Our Team

Janerose Gatobu

Janerose Gatobu

COO

Founder & Head of Creative Designs of Jagari Designs, lead partners for the Ranking.

Prince Akpah

Prince Akpah

MD

Managing Director of Avance Media, official organisers of the Rankings

"Everything I have today is because of Africa, I was born here, went to school here, I work here and I'm achieving some level of financial comfort here"

TONY ELUMELU

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CATEGORIES

BUSINESS

This category is dedicated to Individuals who run successful enterprises in Kenya, which are adding valuable social, economic and cultural remittances to lives and contributing towards shaping the image of the African continent.

ENTERTAINMENT

This category is exclusive to a diverse group of individuals involved in entertainment relating to Music, Comdey & Film. They must be national icons that command a high level of influence not just popularity through the positive impact of their works.

SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY

This category is meant for young individuals leading social entrepreneurship and philanthropy activities impacting lives across Kenya and their respective regions. The public on the reach of their impacts must phenomenally endorse their works and achievements.

SPORTS

This category throws a spotlight on diverse sports personalities who in diverse ways are contributing to the development of various sporting activities. These can be athletes, coaches or individuals directly involved in the sporting industry

LAW & GOVERNANCE

This category compiles distinguished young Kenyans who display continental influence based on their roles in public office, politics, Law and governance. Their work should have yielded significant commendation from their benefactors.

MEDIA

This category is targeted at journalists and media personalities who have defied odds to propel stories of Kenya across the Globe. Their work should carry a national focused vision on leading Kenyans to tell their own stories whether good or bad.

LIFESTYLE

This category is focused on young people who are leading the creative & lifestyle community in Kenya. They are passionately setting the pace in Fashion & Arts which have become common among the populace.  These personalities must be leading initiatives and organisations, which are addressing problems in their communities and have potentials for global expansion, adoption and recognition.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

This category is focused on young Kenyans who are leading the innovation revolution across the country. Their products and services must be dedicated to solving either local or global problems from the Kenyan soil. They must be potential competitors in the global science, technology, and innovation space.

LEADERSHIP & CIVIL SOCIETY

This category involves highly recommended young individuals who are championing various activities in the country related to advocacy, religion, civil organizations etc. They need to possess the qualities of a leader and must have achieved significant feats in their works across the country and beyond.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & ACADEMIA

This category is exclusive to individuals who have excelled in various academic assignments and young Kenyans who have dedicated their career in training the next generation of African Leaders.

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