Facebook is the most popular social media platform for Kenyans to express themselves. Over time, some individuals have emerged as the most popular personalities in the platform based on their way of expression or position in the society. Until 2019 President Uhuru Kenyatta was the most popular personality on Facebook but he later deactivated his account after Kenyans started pouring their frustrations on him.
Besides accounts owned by media houses, only a couple of Kenyans have more than 1 million followers on Facebook. The table below shows the most popular Kenyans on Facebook as of 2019:
|NAME||NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS|
|Lupita Nyongo||3.2 Million|
|Daniel Ndambuki||2.7 Million|
|Mike Mbuvi Sonko||1.8 Million|
|Raila Odinga||1.2 Million|
|William Ruto||1.2 Million|
|Hassan Joho||1 Million|
|Larry Madowo||1 Million|
|Caroline Mutoko||1 Million|
Daniel Ndambuki leads as the most popular Kenyans on Facebook with a total of 2.7 million followers followed by Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.In third position is Raila Amollo Odinga then Deputy President William Ruto with a total of 1.2 followers. Robert Alai and Cyprian Nyakundi are among the most popular personalities on Facebook.
The list is dominated by comedians, politicians, bloggers and journalists, which means that if you aren’t in any of the aforementioned groups, chances are that you won’t be popular on social media.
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