Kenyans online follow particular public figures who influence them positively, offer valuable life advice, insightful opinion on current issue, a clear vision of where the country is headed to in terms of leadership and development as well as entertainment.
Here are the Top Most Influential Male Kenyans on social media based on the above metric;\
1. President Uhuru Kenyatta
President Uhuru Kenyatta is undoubtedly the most followed male public personality on Kenyan social media. His presence is much appreciated across the East African region, commanding admiration from areas as far as Morocco. I usually see comments like, “I am not Kenyan, but I highly admire President Uhuru Kenyatta for the work he is doing.” He is the first African President to hold a homecoming banquet for U.S. President Barack Obama. He is known for his outgoing nature; if he is not chilling with young primary school students, he is out of the office running state projects or attending international conventions aimed at making Kenya a greater nation. He currently has a Twitter following of 1.01M and 1.7M Facebook ‘likes’.
2. Larry Madowo
His show #TheTrend which airs on Friday has propelled him to greater heights over the years. He is the most influential journalist on Kenyan social media. The Trend is a leading lifestyle show focusing on news, current affairs, music and technology. Larry keeps his fans updated whenever he meets top international celebrities; from CNN’s Richard Quest to Lupita Nyong’o. His Facebook page has 491K “likes,” his Twitter 571K followers and the official The Trend With Larry Madowo page has 64K ‘likes’. His Instagram has over 55K followers. He says that “I’ve got sources from State House to the whorehouse.”
Churchill’s show is one of the most watched in Kenya. His Facebook page has a following of 1.4M while his Twitter page has 114K followers. His show on NTV has given rise to some of the top Kenyan comedians; the likes of Eric Omondi, Chipukeezy, Obina, Owago, Sleepy David, Mwalimu Rachael and others. His Facebook page has some of the most viral posts on Kenyan social media. He keeps his audience entertained with jokes, relatable memes as well as proceedings of national occasions.
4. Jeff Koinange
The KTN News Anchor is one of the most popular Kenyan TV personalities of all time. He has a considerably huge Twitter following compared to his Facebook. With 608K Twitter followers and 23K Facebook ‘likes’ and a national show – Jeff Koinange Live – he is one of the most influential male personalities on Kenyan social media. His social media mostly has updates on his show guests and current affairs.