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Top 10 Famous Celebs Who Studied At University Of Nairobi

In 1970, the University College Nairobi transformed into the first national university in Kenya and was renamed the University of Nairobi.

As one of the biggest university in the country, the university tops in Kenya’s university ranking and is ranked 7th in Africa and 1698 in the world according to Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.

Here is a list of the most successful “UoNs” ranging from a Nobel peace price laureate to entertainment icons.

11. Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid

Fashion model, actress and entrepreneur.

Successful Kenyans Who Went To University Of Nairobi


12. Anne Waiguru, Cabinet Minister

The first Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning. Anne has managed to be among the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya.

Successful Kenyans Who Went To University Of Nairobi


13. James Aggrey Bob Orengo

He was Minister of Lands from 2008 to 2013, and he has served in the Senate of Kenya since 2013.

Successful Kenyans Who Went To University Of Nairobi


14. M. G. Vassanji

One of Canada’s most acclaimed writers. Vassanji has been nominated for the Giller Prize for best work of fiction in Canada three times, winning twice. He has also been awarded the Commonwealth Regional Prize (Africa), and the Governor-General’s Prize for nonfiction.


15. Joshua Oigara

The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Commercial Bank Group.

Successful Kenyans Who Went To University Of Nairobi


16. Evans Kidero

Governor of Nairobi county.

Successful Kenyans Who Went To University Of Nairobi


17. James Mwangi

Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Equity Group Holdings Limited, the banking conglomerate with the largest customer base on the African continent.


18. James Shikwati

Economist and Director of the Inter Region Economic Network who promotes freedom of trade as the driving solution to poverty in Africa. The World Economic Forum named Shikwati among the 250 Young Global Leaders of 2008.


19. Dr. Ida Odinga

She became the managing director of the East African Spectre, a liquified gas cylinder manufacturing company, in 2003, becoming one of the first women to head a major Kenyan corporation. The wife of Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of Kenya.


20. Martha Karua

Former minister of Justice.


21. David Mathenge

David Mathenge better known by his stage name Nameless, is a Kenyan pop artist.



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