Athletics. Kenyan athletes are amongst the best sportsmen and women in Africa. From Rugby players, marathoners, footballers, hockey, car racing, volleyball, and basketball players and just recently now getting into the hall of fame, tennis players.
Here are a few of the many athletes with great social media presence on Facebook, Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter
Dennis Ombachi – 3.9 million.
Dennis Ombachi is a retired Kenyan rugby sevens player. After retiring from rugby, Ombachi became a chef. He is the owner of the restaurant “The Roaming Chef” in Nairobi, Kenya.
He enjoys a following of 3.9 million on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (1.2 Million), and Tiktok.
Eliud Kipchoge – 3.7 million
Eliud Kipchoge is considered one of the greatest marathoners of all time. He is the current world record holder in the marathon, with a time of 2:01:39 set in Berlin in 2018. He is also the only person to have run a marathon in under two hours, achieving this feat in a special event in Vienna in 2019.
He enjoys a following of 2.2 million followers on Instagram and 526k followers on Twitter.
Michael Olunga – 1.6 million
Engineer Michael Olunga is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Qatari club Al-Duhail SC and the Kenya national team.
He enjoys a following of 196k followers on Instagram.
Also read: 4 Kenyan Record Holders in the Athletics World
Victor Wanyama – 1 million.
Victor Wanyama is a professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder for Canadian club CF Montréal and captains the Kenya national team.
He enjoys a following of 457k followers on Instagram and 392k on Twitter.
David Rudisha – 851k
David Rudisha is a Kenyan middle-distance runner who is the current world record holder and Olympic champion in the 800 meters. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time in his event.
He enjoys a following of 106k followers on Instagram.
Ferdinand Omanyala – 849k
Ferdinand Omanyala is a Kenyan sprinter who competes in the 100 meters and 200 meters. He is the African record holder and the ninth-fastest man of all time in the 100 meters.
He enjoys a following of 283k followers on Instagram.
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