[Events] : Avance Media: 2016 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans

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.

 

240x_mg_15201790337_2The 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 ke.avancemedia.org.

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.

Business

  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

Entertainment

  1. Avril
  2. Brenda Wairimu
  3. Lupita Nyongo
  4. Sarah Hassan
  5. Victoria Kimani
  6. WangechiWaweru
  7. AntoNeosoul
  8. Dan ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki
  9. DrOfweneke
  10. Nick Mutuma

Law & Governance

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

Lifestyle

  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. MutuaMatheka
  10. Robert Alai

Media

  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’oriMacharia
  8. MshilaMwakaiSio
  9. Sam Wakoba
  10. Trevor Kimenye

Personal Development & Academia

  1. Elsie Wandera
  2. Phyllis Mwangi
  3. SitawaWafula
  4. Bonnie Kim
  5. Emmanuel Dennis Ngongo
  6. Ernest WamboyeWakhusama
  7. Gilbert MitullahOmware
  8. Jeff Nthiwa
  9. KagoKagichiri
  10. KariukiKamau

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. OryOkolloh
  9. Rachna Patel
  10. GakiiBiriri

Sports

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

Social Entreprise

  1. Florence Kamaitha
  2. June Syowia
  3. MumbiNdungu
  4. PerisBosire
  5. Barclay Paul Okari
  6. Charles NjaguaKanyi
  7. Kennedy Odede
  8. WawiraNjiru
  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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