List of 20 influential & most followed Kenyans on Twitter in 2022

List of 20 most followed Kenyans on Twitter in 2022
Most followed Kenyans on Twitter (KoT): Twitter is no stranger when it comes to discussing matters publicly and expressing media freedom.

Celebrities, media outlets, and public figures use this platform to interact with their followers and disseminate information. A lot of Gen-Z youth are morphing well into the digital age, using social media as their office. On Twitter, some youth are being paid to tweet.

 The power formed around individuals who command numbers on this platform has made the micro-blogging platform the biggest and one of the most reliable sources of news.

But who are the individuals commanding millions of followers in Kenya on the platform?

President William Ruto is the most followed man on Twitter, with 5.42 million followers on his personal handle. He opened a Twitter account in July 2011.

The second most followed person is his political rival and Azimio flagbearer, Raila Odinga with 4.04 million followers. Raila joined Twitter in May 2011, a few months earlier than President Ruto.

He is followed by Kipchumba Murkomen who has 2.39 million followers, then Larry Madowo with 2.37 million followers.

TV personality Larry Madowo leads the pack when it comes to celebrities with the most followers on Twitter followed closely by Jeff Koinange, Lupita Nyong’o and Julie Gichuru.  

Lawyer and politician, Miguna Miguna is not far off with just 2.3 million followers.

Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange takes pride in having 2.1 million followers while political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has 2.1 million followers

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Most followed Twitter accounts in Kenya

1. William Ruto –  (@WilliamsRuto) 5.42 million

2. Raila Odinga – (@RailaOdinga) 4.04 million

3. Kipchumba Murkomen –  (@kipmurkomen) 2.39 million

4. Larry Madowo –  (@LarryMadowo) 2.37 million

5. Miguna Miguna – (@MigunaMiguna) 2.31 million

6. Jeff Koinange – (@KoinangeJeff) 2.21 million

7. Mutahi Ngunyi – (@MutahiNgunyi) 2.1 million

8. Mike Mbuvi Sonko – (@MikeSonko) 2.06 million

9. Dennis Itumbi – (@OleItumbi) 2.01 million

10. Lupita Nyong’o – (@Lupita_Nyongo) 1.99 million

11. Ahmednasir Abdullahi – (@ahmednasirlaw) 1.95 million

12. Boniface Mwangi – (@bonifacemwangi) 1.83 million

13. Robert Alai – (@RobertAlai) 1.79 million

14. Mohamed Ali – (@MohaJichoPevu) 1.49 million

15. Ali Hassan Joho – (@HassanAliJoho) 1.47 million

16. Julie Gichuru – (@JulieGichuru) 1.31 million

17. Johnson Sakaja – (@SakajaJohnson) 1.34 million

18. Professor Makau Mutua – (@makaumutua) 1.29 million

19. Betty Kyallo – (@BettyMKyallo) 1.24 million

20. Sauti Sol – (@sautisol) 1.09 million

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