NOMINATE YOUR 2019 MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG KENYANS

OFFICIAL RANKING OF THE 2018 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL YOUNG KENYANS

  1. Darshan Chandaria – Chandaria Industries
  2. Njugush – Comedian
  3. Victor Wanyama – Footballer
  4. Rose Wanjiku Muturi – TALA
  5. Raphael Obonyo – Youth Advocate
  6. Larry Madowo – BBC
  7. Ruth Ambogo – Young Kenyan Women Leaders
  8. Natalie Wanjiru Tewa – Vlogger
  9. David Rudisha – Athlete
  10. Betty Kyallo – K24 TV
  11. Scheaffer Okore – Ukweli Party
  12. Steve Mbogo – Politician
  13. Sharon Mundia – Blogger
  14. Ruth Jepchumba Kilimo – Marakwet Girls Foundation
  15. Thogori Karago – LinkedIn ProFinder
  16. Seth Gor – Comedian
  17. Wawira Njiru – Food4Education
  18. Elizabeth Ntonjira – Amref Health Africa
  19. Nyashinski – Musician
  20. Amina Rabar – Capital FM
  21. Enos Olik – Video Director
  22. Nice Nailantei Leng’ete – Amref Health Africa
  23. Victoria Nkatha Mutai – Motivational Speaker
  24. David Kyalo – Koncepts & Events Ltd
  25. Trushar Khetia – Tria Group of Companies
  26. Naomi Kasi Mue – General Legal Counsel (Adrian Group)
  27. George Kimani – Comedian
  28. Amy Wanday – African Sports Network
  29. Xtian Dela – Blogger
  30. Hilda Moraa – Pezesha
  31. McDonald Mariga – Footballer
  32. Elizabeth Mang’eni – Ministry of Trade
  33. Linet Masai – Athlete
  34. King Kaka – Musician
  35. Nerima Wako-Ojiwa – Siasia Place
  36. Ng’ania Mellissa – Lawyer
  37. Natalie Robi – Werema – Msichana Empowerment Kuria
  38. Patricia Kihoro – OAP
  39. Timothy Otieno – KTN
  40. Mike Muthiga – Fat Boy Animations
  41. Sam Gikandi – Africa’s Talking
  42. Beatrice Ndungu – Motivational Speaker
  43. Stephen Sang – Governor
  44. Audrey Mbugua – Activist
  45. Shirlene Nafula – Crystal River Products
  46. Sandra Ochola – Tukuka
  47. Danson Muchemi – JamboPay
  48. Winnie Asiti – Activist
  49. Charles Kanyi – MP
  50. Yvonne Mburu – Nexakili
  51. Mumbi Ndungu – Ibua Africa
  52. DJ Mo – OAP
  53. Aaron Cheruiyot – Senator
  54. Bonnie Kim – Motivational Speaker
  55. Makena Onjerika – Writer
  56. Brian Mbunde – Brand Influencer
  57. Douglas Mwangi – Oasis Mathare
  58. Olivia Muiru – B Lab
  59. Ruth Mwanzia – Koola Waters
  60. Linda Kamau – AkiraChix
  61. Joey Muthengi – OAP
  62. Khaligraph Jones – Musician
  63. Natalie Sonia Mukundane – African Youth Commission
  64. John Paul Mwirigi – MP
  65. Fena Gitu – Musician
  66. Meshack Omega Omido – Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government  
  67. Lucia Musau – Blogger
  68. Adam Maina – Social Media Influencer
  69. Huston Malande – Skyline Design
  70. Abraham Mbuthia – Uza Point
  71. Mercy Chebeni – Senator
  72. Mwalimu Rachel – OAP
  73. Leanne Peris N Kimani – Diner En Blanc Nairobi
  74. Leroy Mwasaru – Greenpact
  75. Victor Matara – Blogger
  76. Antony Nkuubi – Governance Pillar Organization
  77. Anne Kiguta – OAP
  78. Leonida Mutuku – Intelipro
  79. Martin Kiarie – BEAN Interactive
  80. Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor – Athlete
  81. Brenda Wairimu – Actress
  82. Silvia Njoki
  83. Jeff Israel Nthiwa – Destiny Life Coaching
  84. Ekai Nabenyo – Center for Community Development
  85. Elijah Motonei Manangoi – Athlete
  86. Margaret Wambui – Athlete
  87. Grace Sundukwa – y Assembly Member
  88. Paul Kihiko – Wing It Nairobi
  89. Dysmus Kisilu – Solar Freeze
  90. June Syowia – Beiless Group
  91. Octopizzo – Musician
  92. Silas Kiplagat – Athlete
  93. Davidson Ngibuini – OAP
  94. Raymond Karago – Actor
  95. Bedan Karoki Muchiri – Athlete
  96. Rajiv Mehta – Tangerine Investments

2018 CATEGORY RANKING

BUSINESS

  1. Darshan Chandaria – Chandaria Industries
  2. Rose Wanjiku Muturi – Tala
  3. Trushar Khetia – Tria Group Of Companies
  4. Shirlene Nafula – Crystal River Products
  5. Danson Muchemi – Jambopay
  6. Ruth Mwanzia – Koola Waters
  7. Leroy Mwasaru – Greenpact
  8. Martin Kiarie – Bean Interactive
  9. Paul Kihiko – Wing It Nairobi
  10. Rajiv Mehta – Tangerine Investments

ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Njugush – Comedian
  2. Seth Gor – Comedian
  3. Nyashinski – Musician
  4. George Kimani – Comedian
  5. King Kaka – Musician
  6. Khaligraph Jones – Musician
  7. Fena Gitu – Musician
  8. Brenda Wairimu – Actress
  9. Octopizzo – Musician
  10. Raymond Karago – Actor

SOCIAL ENTREPRISE & PHILANTHROPY

  1. Ruth Jepchumba Kilimo – Marakwet Girls Foundation
  2. Wawira Njiru – Food4Education
  3. Nice Nailantei Leng’ete – Amref Health Africa
  4. Nerima Wako-Ojiwa – Siasia Place
  5. Natalie Robi – Werema – Msichana Empowerment Kuria
  6. Mumbi Ndungu – Ibua Africa
  7. Douglas Mwangi – Oasis Mathare
  8. Linda Kamau – AkiraChix
  9. Dysmus Kisilu – Solar Freeze
  10. June Syowia – Beiless Group

SPORTS

  1. Victor Wanyama – Footballer
  2. David Rudisha – Athlete
  3. Amy Wanday – African Sports Network
  4. McDonald Mariga – Footballer
  5. Linet Masai – Athlete
  6. Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor – Athlete
  7. Elijah Motonei Manangoi – Athlete
  8. Margaret Wambui – Athlete
  9. Silas Kiplagat – Athlete
  10. Bedan Karoki Muchiri – Athlete

LAW & GOVERNANCE

  1. Scheaffer Okore – Ukweli Party
  2. Steve Mbogo – Politician
  3. Naomi Kasi Mue – General Legal Counsel (Adrian Group)
  4. Ng’ania Mellissa – Lawyer
  5. Stephen Sang – Governor
  6. Charles Kanyi – MP
  7. Aaron Cheruiyot – Senator
  8. John Paul Mwirigi – MP
  9. Mercy Chebeni – Senator
  10. Grace Sundukwa – Assembly Member

MEDIA

  1. Larry Madowo – BBC  Africa
  2. Betty Kyallo – K24 TV
  3. Amina Rabar – Capital FM
  4. Patricia Kihoro – OAP
  5. Timothy Otieno – KTN
  6. DJ Mo – OAP
  7. Joey Muthengi – OAP
  8. Mwalimu Rachel – OAP
  9. Anne Kiguta – OAP
  10. Davidson Ngibuini – OAP

LIFESTYLE

  1. Natalie Wanjiru Tewa – Vlogger
  2. Sharon Mundia – Blogger
  3. Enos Olik – Video Director
  4. Xtian Dela – Blogger
  5. Mike Muthiga – Fat Boy Animations
  6. Brian Mbunde – Brand Influencer
  7. Lucia Musau – Blogger
  8. Adam Maina – Social Media Influencer
  9. Victor Matara – Blogger
  10. Silvia Njoki

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  1. Thogori Karago – LinkedIn ProFinder
  2. Hilda Moraa – Pezesha
  3. Sam Gikandi – Africa’s Talking
  4. Yvonne Mburu – Nexakili
  5. Huston Malande – Skyline Design
  6. Abraham Mbuthia – Uza Point
  7. Leonida Mutuku – Intelipro

LEADERSHIP & CIVIL SOCIETY

  1. Raphael Obonyo – Youth Advocate
  2. Elizabeth Ntonjira – Amref Health Africa
  3. Elizabeth Mang’eni – Ministry of Trade
  4. Audrey Mbugua – Activist
  5. Winnie Asiti – Activist
  6. Olivia Muiru – B Lab
  7. Natalie Sonia Mukundane – African Youth Commission
  8. Meshack Omega Omido – Public Servant
  9. Antony Nkuubi – Governance Pillar Organization
  10. Ekai Nabenyo – Center for Community Development

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & ACADEMIA

  1. Ruth Ambogo – Young Kenyan Women Leaders
  2. Victoria Nkatha Mutai – Motivational Speaker
  3. David Kyalo – Koncepts & Events Ltd
  4. Beatrice Ndungu – Motivational Speaker
  5. Sandra Ochola – Tukuka
  6. Bonnie Kim – Motivational Speaker
  7. Makena Onjerika – Writer
  8. Leanne Peris N Kimani – Diner En Blanc Nairobi  
  9. Jeff Israel Nthiwa – Destiny Life Coaching

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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KENYAN
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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.

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"

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