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Uhuru the most ‘loved’ public figure by Kenyan women, study shows

A study has revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta is the most admired public figure among a majority of Kenyan women.

The report by Consumer Insight Africa, a market research agency, conducted the study to help define Kenyan women socially, behaviorally and economically.

The findings of the research, which were released on Tuesday, ended up putting President Kenyatta ahead of opposition leader Raila Odinga, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and the late environmentalist Wangari Maathai.


Among the top 10 role models for Kenyan women contained in the report, only four are ladies while two others, who are foreigners, being former presidents – the late Nelson Mandela (South Africa) and Barrack Obama (US).

“The easiest way to earn the esteem of Kenyan women it seems, is to be a do-gooder. Wangari Maathai and Margaret Kenyatta are in the top four, no doubt because of their celebrated works,” Consumer Insight Kenya Managing Director Ndirangu Maina said.

The research also found out that more women are now eyeing actualizing property inheritance rights. It noted that at least 84% of Kenyan women have approval for women inheriting property.