CMG Argwings Kodhek (1923-1969) was the Kenya’s first African lawyer. Known for providing legal representation to freedom fighters he later became the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Independent Kenya.
For those of us who are products of the 8-4-4 education system, Malkiat Singh’s name is synonymous with 8-4-4 having authored over 100 school textbooks, mainly revision books.
Mekatilili wa Menza (born around 1860-died in 1924) was a Giriama heroine who led her people between 1913-1914 in resisting British occupation and the disruption of their cultural heritage.
Field Marshal Mbaria Kaniu was a highly respected Mau Mau military commander who led a series of successful operations on behalf of the movement.
JEAN-MARIE SERONEY (1927-1982) was the first Kenyan to obtain an undergraduate degree in law (LLB), a brilliant lawyer and politician by all accounts.
FIELD MARSHAL MUTHONI WA KIRIMA (b. 1931;also known as Nyina wa Thonjo) was one of the highest ranking women in the command structure of the Mau Mau movement.
JOE ZUZARTE MURUMBI (1911-1990) was Kenya’s first Minister for Foreign Affairs and the country’s second Vice President, an office he served for a few months between May and November 1966.
ELIJAH MASINDE (d.1987) was the founder and prophet of Dini ya Msambwa and freedom fighter who brought the BaBukusu people together in the struggle for independence.
Pio Gama Pinto (1927-1965) was a Kenyan journalist of Indian and Goan descent and a true Kenya hero who has captured the imagination of Kenyans. He was actively involved in the fight for independence and for equality after Kenya gained its independence.
Field Marshal Musa Mwariama was one of the main Mau Mau leaders. He commanded a highly disciplined and organized army of more than 2000 soldiers that was stationed in the Meru side of Mt. Kenya and the forests of Nyambene Hills.
LUKAS PKECH (d. 1950) was a Pokot spiritual leader and a hero in the early resistance against the British. In 1950 he led Pokot warriors and adherents of Dini ya Msambwa in a deadly confrontation with colonial authorities.
Evans Wadongo is the inventor of the MwangaBora solar lantern. For this invention and his work helping alleviate poverty in Kenya, he was named CNN Top 10 Hero in 2010.
Tom Osborn is the young founder of Greenchar which was conceived while he was still a student at Alliance Boys High School. Greenchar manufactures smokeless charcoal briquettes made from recycled agricultural waste.
Kago Kagichiri is the CEO and co-founder of Eneza Education. Eneza Education has become an e-learning pioneer and leader, providing learning resources to students through the simplest of mobile technology. They have reached nearly 2 million learners since inception.
Prof. Bitange Ndemo was the permanent secretary in the Kenya Ministry of Information and Communication between 2005-2013. During his tenure, the ministry was credited with instituting the policy framework that has shaped the Kenya ICT industry to its current vibrant state.