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Kenya ranks 614th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Saint-Étienne, Giessen, and Jakarta. Memorable people born in Kenya include William Tanui, Tegla Loroupe, and Daniel Komen. Memorable people who died in Kenya include Richard Leakey and Paul Kipkoech. Kenya has been the birth place of many athletes and the death place of many anthropologists and athletes. Kenya is located in Kenya.

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Eastern Africa. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by area. With a population of more than 47.6 million in the 2019 census, Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest, currently second largest city, and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third-largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret. As of 2020, Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. Its geography, climate and population vary widely, ranging from cold snow-capped mountaintops with vast surrounding forests, wildlife and fertile agricultural regions to temperate climates in western and rift valley counties and dry less fertile arid and semi-arid areas and absolute deserts. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1964 and 1996, Kenya was the birth place of 20 globally memorable people, including William Tanui, Tegla Loroupe, and Daniel Komen. Additionaly, 2 globally memorable people have passed away in Kenya including Richard Leakey and Paul Kipkoech.

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Most individuals born in present day Kenya were athletes (20),  while most who died were anthropologists (1) and athletes (1).

Over the past 100 years, athletes have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Kenya, including William Tanui, Tegla Loroupe, and Daniel Komen. Whereas, throughout history, athletes have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Kenya, including William Tanui, Tegla Loroupe, and Daniel Komen.