Binyavanga, Ory Okolloh named Time’s most influential people

Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina and Ory Okolloh, Founder and Executive Director of Ushahidi. Photos/FILE

What you need to know:

  • Author Binyavanga Wainaina and former Google executive Ory Okolloh alongside wealthy and influential individuals from across the world in its annual “The 100 Most Influential People” list.
  • Ms Okolloh was named on account of her continuing quest to improve the continent through fighting corruption and promoting entrepreneurship.
  • Mr Wainaina made it to the honour roll for publicly declaring that he was gay in conservative Africa.

Two Kenyans have been named by a top US magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world.

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