Top 20 Most Followed Kenyans on Twitter with Over 1M+ Followes
Whether you're a newcomer on Twitter or a veteran, all you need is a curated selection of respectful people to join. We support 50 greatest 'tweethearts' to join on Twitter, from leaders to celebrities.
Through their innovative, funny, and beautiful posts, these individuals have been able to attract broad Twitter crowds, they’re sure to post for others to appreciate.
Most of those users have brilliant and insightful views, whether you want to learn what's going on in Kenya, you'll get all from their twitter accounts, including the latest political headlines to celeb gossips, which is why they're worth watching.
Based on these parameters we assembled this list; active engagement, audience, and public influence how they maximize and involve their Twitter audiences.
It is said that Twitter is like an unending cocktail party. At such a party, you meet many people; talk to some, and ignore the rest. That is the same with Twitter you sign up, follow some people, and ignore others.
The number of followers one has on Twitter is an indicator of one's popularity.
Twitter has developed into one of the largest social networking sites for companies, groups, and people alike since it was introduced in 2006. Tweets are 140-character maximum or less in the first century.
Recently, however, the tweet character cap was raised to 280. Before the length of tweets was doubled, it would have been expected that many people were yearning for the ability to type longer texts.
Interestingly, in the first few days after the change-over, many people tweeted the full 280 limits, perhaps because it was new and novel. But this was short-lived.
Once the behavior normalized, only five percent of tweets went beyond 140 characters, and only two percent of tweets went beyond 190 characters.
This suggests either that Twitter users are hard-wired to post concise tweets or they don't have the time or inclination to type out longer tweets. Or just maybe they need time to warm to the length limit.
Twitter, like Facebook, has been facing accusations of being used for nefarious reasons. It is accused of having allowed propaganda on its platform that illegally influenced the 2016 US presidential election, a matter that is under investigation.
Twitter has been lagging behind rivals Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat in user growth, and struggling to reach profitability.
The company's user count has tapered off at 330 million accounts after it removed multiple-counted users. Of these users, Kenya has about a million monthly active users.
But just because many people are on Twitter doesn’t mean they use it the same way. Politicians are some of the most enthusiastic twitters.
President Uhuru, his deputy, as well as other leading politicians in Kenya tweet frequently, keeping their followers abreast of their work.
One of the internationally-known ardent and controversial Twitter users is US President Donald Trump. He, like his predecessor President Obama, used Twitter during his campaigns to connect and grow his support base.
Mr. Trump claimed that the traditional media was not portraying his campaigns in good light and the only tool at his disposal was Twitter.
For a White House president fascinated for social networking, more People are receiving content from electronic networks like Facebook, Twitter, and now Snapchat than ever before.
And over two-thirds of American adults 67 percent are estimated to get at least some of their information on social media, to be precise.
Mr. Trump's messages are surprisingly successful. In March 2009, he posted this on twitter and soon became a dimple-presence, something people do not disregard.
And when he avowed his purpose to the course and run for America’s topmost political seat, the number of his followers sustained to increase.
His Twitter feed, which has nearly 50 million cliques, is an opening not only into his opinions and views but into the sympathetic of communications he needs to interconnect. Many local and international news outlets keep tabs on Mr. Trump's private and official Twitter account for breaking news.
In Kenya and Africa in general, Twitter has not grown at the same pace as other social media platforms. More people use Facebook and Instagram to connect with the wider audience and WhatsApp for closed-group communication.
It doesn't look like the move to double the size of tweets to 280 characters will turn around Twitter's financial status.
Most people do use this social media to convey their feelings about the public and to the public.
In Kenya, the platform is found to have so many young, politicians, leaders, and people of all kinds. This has made people follow the most influential and popular people.
The present generation is a virtual networking home-ground. Nearly partially of the world 's populace has a communal mass media version, while the world's population is projected at about seven billion, the social media platform has more than three billion active participants.
Social networking allows people to communicate information more easily than ever. The users will upload videos, exchange thoughts and activities, amongst people. Certainly, public mass media has invigorated the mode we do things; many who sell their products digitally have seen fantastic success.
This article aims at unveiling the lists of Kenyans who are mostly followed on twitter. They include the following;
Current President Uhuru
Kenya’s Fourth President is Twitter's most famous user. Reaching almost three million fans on twitter and being ranked globally as number two hundred and sixty-seven.
He 's got even more followers that he's not listing him as a celebrity, so many are interested in what he is up to. He joined Twitter back in 2010 and has more than 10,000 messages collected so far.
Nevertheless, he has a low emphasis on his posts as estimates suggest a 3 percent rating, which is around one thousand five hundred audiences compared to the number of followers that are about three million people.
Uhuru Kenyatta is the President of the Republic of Kenya He was then Gatundu South as a Member of Parliament from the year 2002 to he became the fourth president of the Republic of Kenya.
He is the son of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the very first President of Kenya, and Mama Ngina Kenyatta, fourth child.
At the August 2017 general election, Uhuru was re-elected for a second term, securing 54 percent of the popular vote. But his biggest rival, Raila Odinga, effectively questioned Uhuru’s election at Kenya's Supreme Court.
On October 26, 2017, a new presidential election was held which he secured, with 39 percent turnout attributed to voter indifference, political apathy, and opposition boycotts.
Deputy President William Ruto
William Samoei Ruto is amongst the most famous Kenyans on twitter as number two. His portfolio power is a positive indicator of 60 percent.
Kenya 's new vice president entered twitter in 2011 and his follower on supporter ratio shows he has more supporters than the amount he currently follows. He already has more than so many messages when he joined twitter.
William Ruto has acted as Kenya's Deputy President since 2013. Between 5 October and 8 October 2014, he acted as Acting President of Kenya also worked in numerous ministerial posts including Agriculture Ministry and Higher Education Ministry.
Between December 1997 and January 2013, he was Secretary-General of the former governing political group KANU and Member of Parliament for the Eldoret North Constituency.
In 1998, former President Daniel Moi promoted him to the position of Assistant Minister in the Office of the President. In August 2002 he was elevated to the rank of Minister for Home Affairs. He has already also worked in the 9th Parliament as the President of the Parliamentary Special Committee on Constitutional Reform when Uhuru Kenyatta was away.
The former prime minister of Kenya Raila Amollo
The Orange Democratic Movement leader has a fairly strong mien on twitter and is ranked number three on twitter Kenyans' popularity status.
He is active on Twitter since May 2011 and has 1,654,404 followers on Facebook. His position is at 568 for all the twitter users worldwide. Considering his follower-to-follower ratio we may mention him easily in the celebrity table.
Raila has over 5,000 tweets in total from the time he joined twitter. Raila Odinga is a veteran politician who worked as Kenya's prime minister from 2008 through 2013 and is the opposition leader since 2013.
From 2001 to 2002 he served as Minister of Electricity in the Cabinet and from 2003 to 2005, as Highways, Public Works, and Minister of Housing. Odinga was named to the Committee of the African Union High Delegate on Infrastructure Development in 2018.
Former nation media journalist Larry Madowo
Larry Madowo joined twitter in 2009 and has ever since been active. He has over one million subscribers on Twitter and is also known as LarryMadowo.
His Twitter handle is relatively high and is 60% strong. Larry ranks six hundred and eighty-eight among all Twitter users, and has a rating of 782.37, despite being led by his fans.
Since 2009 Larry has always been on social media with his twitter handle reaching nearly 60,000 posts. Larry Madowo has been a writer for BBC Africa.
Before that, he was a television reporter specialized in telecommunications, public affairs, political events, and culture.
In March 2018 the journalist who formerly worked for several media networks like KTN and CNBC Africa resigned from national media to support the BBC.
He anchored a radio show on Nation FM before they shut down the channel. He also wrote a column every week in the Daily Nation and anchored a famous Friday evening show called The Pattern
The famous and popular Nyakundi Cyprian
Cyprian Is Nyakundi has 1,274,108 fans, with a very strong Twitter account. He left Twitter in 2012 and is an author with worldwide acclaim.
Having an average of 100 messages a day. He’s ranked among all twitter users worldwide at number 984 and is also known on twitter as NyaKundiH. After quitting Twitter six years ago Cyprian has seen more than 200,000 tweets.
The embattled Nairobi governor is a distant third. Despite being a late entry, Sonko has managed to divert traffic to his Twitter pages by consistently dishing out goodies via the platform, interacting with his followers in simple Swahili and Sheng, posting exciting or controversial videos, or bashing his critics.
The county boss also apologized to Nairobians over the transfer saying it was a mistake, the flamboyant Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has apologized to Nairobians for letting them down in the transfer of county functions to the national government.
The gold-loving county boss said he was rushed into signing the agreement to have county functions transferred and was never allowed time to read the document fully.
While replying on his Facebook post on Wednesday, April 22, Sonko said when the process started, President Uhuru Kenyatta had very good intentions for the county but that had been eroded by selfish government individuals.
The governor said he accepted the transfer because he had an ongoing corruption case against him and he thought it was in the best interest of the public not to stall service provision to Nairobians.
Senate's Majority leader cuts. A close ally of DP Ruto, Murkomen has of late transformed himself into a critic of the government and coincidentally this has earned him mileage on Twitter. He has occasionally also used the platform to invite his followers into his living room and farm.
The charismatic Mombasa governor rounds up the top five list. He has mainly endeared his followers with his class, opulence and refined taste of fashion and the finer things in life.
One of the richest and wealthiest persons Kirubi Chris
Chris Kirubi is a Kenyan investor, business person, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. He is a director at Centum Investment Company Limited, a multinational company where he is the biggest single shareholder.
He is the CEO of Capital FM and has significant shareholdings in UAP Insurance and DHL's Kenya franchise. He is a partner of Nairobi Bottlers, a Coca-Cola bottling company.
Former citizen television journalist Gichuru Julie
Julie Gichuru is a Kenyan businesswoman and television personality with publishing, luxury store, and culture investments.
She is a Director at Acumen Communication Limited and is an Africa Development Initiative EA Fellow and Trustee.
Julie’s media career spans the last 15 years, and her work cuts across the broadcast, print, and digital media fields. Julie produced an amazing range of Television series too.
Kenyan blogger Alai Robert
Robert Alai is an author, software developer, and cyber-activist from Kenya. He earned attention for his unremitting stream of social rants.
For his highly-pinioned rhetorical and often emotional assaults on lawmakers, government agencies, and corporate executives, he has been charged and briefly imprisoned. In 2017 Alai earned the Head of State Commendation.
Activist and politician Boniface Mwangi
Boniface Mwangi is an award-winning photojournalist and, by his campaign, Team Courage, a leader engaged in social-political advocacy.
Team Courage is a campaign aimed at instilling a sense of optimism and self-belief in a generation of youth change-makers by encouraging committed people to take brave and successful steps to create a new Kenya.
He is renowned for his photos of the 2007–2008 post-election unrest that hit Kenya.
Citizen television news anchor Jeff Koinange
Since February 2017, Jeff Koinange is a journalist and host of the Jeff Koinange Live talk show on Citizen TV. He's also the breakfast host at HOT 96, the Royal Media Services owned English station.
He previously worked as CNN and CNN International's Africa correspondent from 2001 to 2007 and later as Chief Reporter at K24 TV from 2007 to December 2012.
He has also been working on his Jeff Koinange Live brand with KTN and previously served as the Johannesburg-based Chief Anchor, Africa for Arise Television Ltd.
Kisumu county governor daughter Lupita
Lupita Nyong'o is the daughter of Anyang 'Nyong'o, Governor of Kisumu. Born in Mexico City where her father worked, she was born in Kenya from the age of three.
Nyong'o began their career as a production assistant in Hollywood. She made her acting debut with the East River short film in 2008, and later returned to Kenya to be a star in the Shuga television show (2009–2012).
In 2013 she had her first feature film appearance as Patsey in the movie, for which she earned critical praise and won many prizes as well as an Oscar suggestion for Best Supporting Actress for Winner. Lupita had been cast as Nakia in the famous Black Panther series.
This hilarious rib-cracker became famous after joining the cast of Churchill Live show and has since won Kenyan's hearts with his hilarious parodies and live shows. The majority of his content is information on his past, present, and future shows, the occasional trending topic, and inspirational posts. Eric is also dramatic and ladies love him hence the wild following he commands.