Four Kenyans have appeared in a list of African top disruptors and among them are track record-setter Eliud Kipchoge and Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji.
The list of names compiled by the African Report noted that the top 50 disruptors were big names that appeared either for good reasons or bad ones.
African report compiled the list from different fields from Athletics, Journalism, politics, business, and even tech and was commended for ‘changing the rules of the game’ in the African Continent.
The other two include Twiga Foods CEO Peter Njonjo whose startup has been a successful venture and has been named as the most influential startup, while the other is a consultant Edwin Macharia.
The first Kenyan on the list was the Twiga Foods CEO who appeared at number 25, followed by Eliud Kipchoge at number 26, and Edwin Macharia appeared at number 47.
The report commended Eliud Kipchoge for his remarkable performance during the Berlin Marathon as well as the INEOS Challenge where he completed a marathon distance in under two hours.
“Having won 12 out of the 13 marathons he has entered, he became the first person in recorded history to finish a marathon in under two hours in October 2019,” the report states on Kipchoge.
DPP Noordin Haji was recognized in the report for his efforts to fight corruption where during his tenure, corruption culprits have been identified including former Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury Henry Rotich.
Edwin Macharia was recognized for his innovation in the consultancy field. The report indicates that Mr. Macharia was the first African to be hired by the global consultancy firm Dalberg Advisors.
Mr. Macharia does most of his work in Nairobi and according to the firm officials have commended his efforts in turning around the fortunes of the firm.