Seven Kenyans are among 100 Africans named as the most influential across the continent.
They include Nairobi Senator-elect Johnson Sakaja, activist Boniface Mwangi and NTV presenter Larry Madowo.
Others are advocate for social justice Gakii Biriri, Mumbi Ndungu and blogger Cyprian Nyakundi.
Mwangi, who was an MP candidate for Starehe, has built his reputation on high level political activism, often rubbing the political elite the wrong way, and even coining the phrase “MPigs”.
The term referred to elected politicians’ inconsiderate lifestyle of greed amid calls to increase salaries.
As part of this, Mwangi was the public face of demonstrations where protesters stormed Parliament and released a pig and about a dozen piglets.
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