Top 10 Famous Quotes by Notable Kenyans (from authors, to other personalities)

Here are a few quotes by famous Kenyans that you should know.

1. Mwai Kibaki – third president of Kenya

“Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed.”

“Peace is the cornerstone of our development.”

“Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country’s unity.”

“We know from our own history, and that of our neighbors, that where conflicts and disagreements are not resolved peacefully, the suffering and bloodshed that follows and the collapse of economic and social development leads to tragic consequences. ”

2. Jomo Kenyatta- first president of Kenya

“When the missionaries came to Africa, they had the Bible and we had the land. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, we had the Bible in our hand, and they had the land.”

3. PLO Lumumba

“Sometimes, and those times are many, wisdom demands that we remain silent. This is such a time.”

4. Masai Ujiri

“This is my hobby. Reaching out, getting to know other people’s cultures, traveling to other people’s countries.”

5. Dedan Kimathi – freedom fighter

“I would rather die on my legs than live on my knees”

6. Wangari Maathai – Nobel Prize winner

“African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence.”

“All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.”

“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.”

Top 10 Famous Quotes by Notable Kenyans (from authors, to other personalities)

7. George Saitoti – Professor George Saitoti

“There comes a time when the nation is more important than an individual.”

8. Eliud Kipchoge 

“Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions”.

” I always tell people that this is a really simple deal: Work hard. If you work hard, follow what’s required and set your priorities right, then you can really perform without taking shortcuts. If you’re taking shortcuts, you can’t be free.”

“Thinking positively and confidently changed my life. If you stay consistent and work hard, you can be successful for a long time.”

9. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o – A Grain of Wheat

“Our fathers fought bravely. But do you know the biggest weapon unleashed by the enemy against them? It was not the Maxim gun. It was division among them. Why? Because a people united in faith are stronger than the bomb”

10.  David Rudisha

“Sometimes when you get disappointment it makes you stronger.”