American people of Kenyan descent

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  1. Barack Obama

    Barack Obama


    Barack Hussein Obama II (i/bəˈrɑːk hˈsn ɵˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney and taught constitutional law at University of Chicago Law School between 1992 and 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 to Bobby Rush.

  2. Malia Obama

    Malia Obama


    The family of Barack Obama, the current President of the United States of America, is made up of people of African-American, English, Kenyan (Luo), and Irish heritage, who are known through Obama's writings and other reports. His immediate family is the First Family of the United States. The Obamas are the first First Family of African-American descent.

  3. David Otunga

    David Otunga


    David Daniel Otunga Sr. (born April 7, 1980) is an American professional wrestler, lawyer, and actor currently signed with WWE. He is a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion, having one reign each with Michael McGillicutty and John Cena. He was the runner-up on the first season of NXT. Otunga was also the last original member of The Nexus and The New Nexus.

  4. Tom Morello

    Tom Morello


    Thomas Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave. Morello is currently a touring musician with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. He is also known for his acoustic solo act called The Nightwatchman, and his latest group, Street Sweeper Social Club. Morello is also the co-founder (along with Serj Tankian) of the non-profit political activist organization Axis of Justice, which airs a monthly program on Pacifica Radio station KPFK (90.7 FM) in Los Angeles.

  5. Edi Gathegi

    Edi Gathegi


    Edi Mue Gathegi (born March 10, 1979) is a Kenyan-American film, stage and television actor. He appeared as recurring character Dr. Jeffrey Cole (aka "Big Love") in the television series House, as Cheese in the 2007 film Gone Baby Gone and as Laurent in the films Twilight, its sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Darwin in X-Men: First Class.

  6. Dayo Okeniyi

    Dayo Okeniyi


    Oladayo A. "Dayo" Okeniyi (born June 14, 1988) is a Nigerian American actor, popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games and Danny Dyson in Terminator Genisys.

  7. Shihab Rattansi

    Shihab Rattansi


    Shihab Rattansi works for Al Jazeera English as a lead news anchor in their Washington, DC Broadcast Center. He regularly anchors the Al Jazeera Newshour on weekdays with Ghida Fakhry.

  8. Brad Marshall

    Brad Marshall


    Brad Marshall (born April 11, 1967) is an American actor.

  9. Bernard Lagat

    Bernard Lagat


    Bernard Kipchirchir Lagat (born 12 December 1974) is a Kenyan-American middle and long-distance runner.

  10. Sut Jhally

    Sut Jhally


    Sut Jhally (born 1955) is a professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, whose work focuses on cultural studies, advertising, media, and consumption. He is the producer of 40+ documentaries on media literacy topics and the founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation.

  11. Window Snyder

    Window Snyder


    Mwende Window Snyder is a security and privacy product manager at Apple Inc. and the former Chief Security Something-Or-Other (a tongue-in-cheek Chief Security Officer title) at Mozilla Corporation. She is co-author of Threat Modeling, a standard manual on application security.

  12. Masai Ujiri

    Masai Ujiri


    Masai Ujiri (born ca. 1970) is the general manager of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He is a native of Zaria, Nigeria.

  13. Victoria Kimani

    Victoria Kimani


    Victoria Kimani (born 28 July 1984), is an American-born Kenyan singer, songwriter, actress and entertainer. She is currently signed to Chocolate City and is described as the record label's first lady. As a singer, she is popularly known for her numerous hits and sense of style. Her penetration into the African music industry has earned her a number of nominations, with her singles receiving numerous airplay across Africa. She announced that her debut album may be out on the onset of 2016. Apart from singing, she has appeared in the film 7 Inch Curve, a movie that talks about an upcoming singer that decides to make a wrong decision and change for the worst. The movie is directed by Shola Thompson.

  14. Carvin Nkanata

    Carvin Nkanata


    Carvin Nkanata (born 6 May 1991 in Summerville, South Carolina) is a US-born Kenyan athlete specialising in the sprinting events. He won the bronze medal in the 200 metres at the 2014 African Championships.

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