Kenya’s Top 7 Facebook Bigwigs


Who is the most popular Kenyan on the Facebook social media platform?

The following is a list of the top 7 Kenyans on Facebook. These bigwigs whose popularity in one way or the other stems from their careers, draw fans from across the globe. The top 4 countries where their popularity is high have been highlighted.

  1. Lupita Nyong’o-2,750,762 Fans

Lupita is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and considers herself Mexican-Kenyan.  She is the 142nd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave (2013) at The 86th Academy Awards in 2014.

Lupita is the first black celebrity to be unveiled as the “Face of Lancôme” by the French luxury cosmetic brand.

In her Academy Award acceptance speech in 2014, her closing remarks became a philosophy that has inspired many people in forgotten parts of the universe:

“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind every child that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid”

Country Fans %
Kenya 732, 789 26.6%
United States 685,783 24.9%
Brazil 134,387 4.9%
Tanzania 99,639 3.6%


  1. Uhuru Kenyatta-2,452,983 Fans

He is the current Kenyan president. His given name “Uhuru” is from the Swahili term for “freedom. In 2001, he was appointed the Minister for Local Government by President Daniel Arap Moi and would later became Moi’s favored successor despite his political inexperience.

Hon. Uhuru went on to be  KANU presidency torchbearer in the 2002 General Election but suffered a shellacking defeat in the hands of Mwai Kibaki. He conceded defeat and became the leader of official opposition. He was elected as President of Kenya in the March 2013 presidential election, defeating Raila Odinga with a narrow majority in the first round of voting.

Country Fans %
Kenya 1,907,543 77.8%
Tanzania 111,063 4.5%
Uganda 81,270 3.3%
United States 38,516 1.6%


  1. Gideon Ndambuki “Churchill”-2,144,600 Fans

Kenyan comedian who hosts the TV. Comedy-‘Churchill Show” on NTV Kenya. He is rated number 14 among Kenya’s 100 most influential people.  He has also nurtured and created his own characteristic brand of stand-up comedy. CNN recently classified him as one Africa’s funniest comedians

Country Fans %
Kenya 1,879,210 87.6%
Tanzania 52,181 2.4%
United States 25,557 1.2%
Uganda 23,095 1.1%


  1. Dennis Maladit-1,185,893 Fans

He is popularly known as the ‘online love doctor’.  Maladit, born of a Kalenjin mom and a Turkana dad is a two-time Social Media Awards (SOMA) nominee for Most Influential Facebook personality.  Even though he has no counselling background, he researches on material to share with his fans mostly on topics relative to relationships, marriage, and life.

Country Fans %
South Africa 386,762 32.6%
Kenya 262,447 22.1%
Nigeria 145,419 12.3%
United States 66,740 5.6%


  1. Caroline Mutoko-1,026,335 Fans

Caroline Mutoko

According to her LinkedIn page, Caroline Mutoko is the group Marketing Manager at Radio Africa Group Limited. Her vast experience emanating from hosting the “Big Breakfast” show on KISS Fm Radio is a fraction of Caroline’s contribution to media in Kenya.

A mother to one daughter, Caroline prides in strong family roots and her catholic faith. In addition to her credentials from the University of Nairobi, Caroline has also attended executive education courses at various prestigious schools in the US, including the Harvard Business School and UCLA Anderson School of Management

Country Fans %
Kenya 860,528 83.8%
United States 21,208 2.1%
Tanzania 20,831 2.0%
Uganda 14,983 1.5%


  1. Larry Madowo-801,089 Fans

Larry madowo

Larry anchors the popular Friday night show #theTrend. He started his television career at KTN as a Trainee Reporter. Larry was the first ever non-South African anchor to be based in CNBC Africa’s Johannesburg headquarters where he hosted live market shows Open Exchange, Power Lunch and Closing Bell. Larry also produced and presented the weekly show Eye on Kenya and hosted numerous CNBC Africa events and awards ceremonies.

Country Fans %
Kenya 729,323 91.0%
Tanzania 10,941 1.4%
United States 7,744 1.0%
Uganda 6,136 0.8%


  1. Mike Sonko-795,661 Fans

Mike is the current Nairobi senator. He is famed for his flamboyant lifestyle and is favorite with his constituents for his passion in dealing with social injustices. There are rumors he will go for the Nairobi Governor seat in the 2017 election.

Country Fans %
Kenya 727,064 91.4%
Tanzania 9,321 1.2%
United States 9,061 1.1%
United Arab Emirates 5,128 0.6%