Akothee, Betty Kyallo and Raila Odinga have been named as some of Kenya’s most influential celebrities in a report by Odipo Dev for the first half of the year 2019.

Akothee has topped the Instagram and Facebook list while Churchill rules the YouTube list. Robert Alai has been named the most influential celebrity on Twitter.

Akothee’s friend Betty Kyallo has grabbed the number 2 position on the Instagram list while on Facebook she is at number 3.

Betty (Instagram)
Betty (Instagram)

Raila is at number 10 on the Facebook list and number 9 on Twitter.

You can check out the full list below:

Top Influencers
Top Influencers

Akothee responded to the news with a post that read, “See Akothee see 💃💰💰💰👆👆 The highest Paid influencer MADAMBOSS. No fake likes, no fake content no fake followers, ORGANIC. LANES ONLY 🙋🙋🙋 mosna ngama oloya no 💪 Time is the judge , thanks my fans for keeping it true 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Twitter is for the Elite sikusoma mie muniache 😂🤣😂.”


In a post, Odipo Dev revealed the criteria for coming up with the lists.

They stated that the selection was based on the engagement the influencer posts have garnered while those who have faked follower and engagement are discounted.

“We have begun discounting individuals with significant fake followers and engagement as per our findings on their accounts. In addition, we shall also begin to include talkability (the number of mentions a celebrity/influencers has garnered online in a specific period) into our rankings to give a more wholesome view of the popularity and influencer of an individual,” read the post.