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100 Most Influential Young Kenyans in 2016 by Avance Media


100 Most Influential Young Kenyans in 2016 by Avance Media

Reputed rating establishment and Africa’s leading Media and PR firm, Avance Media in partnership with Jagari Designs have announced their inaugural list of 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans.

The list which reflects the achievements of young Kenyans throughout the year 2016 was streamlined in 10 distinct categories which represents key sectors across Kenya’s economy.

The list which has a gender equity of 42 women and 48 men is an initiative meant to serve as a source of inspiration to young people around the world.

According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, the initiative which was previously only launched for Ghana is embarking on a continental agenda of leading in sprouting the works and achievements of young people whose immerse contributions are sidelined and Kenya happens to be part of the first set of countries involved in the ranking.

Resident COO of the rankings, JaneroseGatobu also shared her excitement about list, stating it is going to massively contribute to putting the stories of young Kenyans on the globe.

In rating who becomes the 2016 Most Influential Young Kenyan, the general public is being invited to vote for their most impactful youth on

After public votes ends on 18th January, 2017, winners will be announced according to their respective categories before the young person voted as the Most Influential Young Kenyan for 2016 will be announced.

Below is the full list of the 2016 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans in their respective categories.


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


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

Law & Governance

  1. Naisulalesuuda
  2. Boniface KinotiGatobu
  3. Dennis Itumbi
  4. Irungu Nyakera
  6. Johnson Sakaja
  7. Moses Kajwang
  8. Munge Kibiwott
  9. Paul Simba Arati
  10. Quincy Timberlake.


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


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

Science & Technology

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

Personal Development & Academia

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

Leadership & Civil Society

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


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

Social Entreprise

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

Avance Media is also successfully replicating the same ranking in Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Ghana as they partner with various local and international organisations to honour young people across the continent.

The 2016 ranking is in partnership with Quest PR and Communications Consultants, Reputation Poll,Barcity Media, Evergreen Initiatives Jagari Designs, CELMBD Africa, My Naija Naira, Just Elect, EOD Partners, Africa Youth Awards, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH, iCare Hub Africa, Global Skills Exchange, Core Foundation and Project Know Thyself International.

Source: Avance Media

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