Julie Gichuru, Other Kenyans Named Among The 100 Most Influential Africans Of 2017

 Julie Gichuru has been included in the list of 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017 by The New African Magazine.


Despite abandoning the TV screen, Julie has managed to keep herself relevant. She continues to be involved in a plethora of projects.

Currently, she is an Independent Director on the Boards of Brand KENYA Board and Acumen Communications Ltd and is a Fellow and Trustee of the Africa Leadership Initiative EA.

Julie was named in the influential list which features 42 women out of the hundred for the first time since the magazine began publishing this acclaimed end-of-year list 5 years ago. That’s the highest number of female entries so far.

However, Julie was not the only Kenyan who made it to the 2017 list.Due to his landmark ruling in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice was also included in the list. Politician Sophia Abdi Noor, Nutritionist Ruth Oniang’o, Centum investments CEO James Mworia and Mr. Vocabulary aka PLO Lumumba were also included in the list.

Athletes Elijah Manangoi, Hellen Obiri and Faith Kipyegon also made it to the list. Those are a lot of Kenyans on the list and we are fully proud of them.

Nigeria topped the nominations with 21 entries, closely followed by South Africa which scored 14 names. Only three Heads of State made the list this year. These were Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo,  Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and President Alpha Conde of Guinea.


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