Kagwe, Amina and Oparanya featured in list of 2020 Most Reputable Africans

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe gives the daily updates on the Coronavirus (Covid – 19) pandemic cases in the country after touring the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council offices in Nairobi. July 29,2020. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed are some of the Kenyans who have made it to 2020 list of 100 Most Reputable Africans.
Global award-winner teacher Peter Tabichi from Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School and lawyer Prof Patrick Lumumba have also made it to the list helping Kenya to claim five spots.
The five are among the 47 African women and 53 African men who were picked based on their contributions in the various fields such as governance, business and leadership in 2020.
According to Reputation Poll International, the reputation-management body which handles the nomination process; individuals are selected based on their score on three core values, namely; integrity, visibility and impact. The nominees are from sectors such as Leadership, Entertainment, Advocacy, Education and Business.

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“Very prominent personalities featured in the list include: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister ; Nigeria’s Dr Paul Enenche, South Africa’s Prof. Wiseman L. Nkuhlu, Chancellor of the University of Pretoria and Chairman of Rothschild (SA); Guinean Economist Cellou Dalein Diallo, and Cameroon’s Dr Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa,” Reputation Poll International notes on its website. The body states that two African presidents, a vice president and some policymakers were selected based on their impressive scores on governance.
On a business perspective, South Africa’s Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Ethiopia’s Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu and Nigeria’s Folorunso Alakija were picked for their contributions globally.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister , Sierra Leone’s Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and Ghana’s former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang also made it on the list for making an impact on leadership.
However, the Reputation Poll International did not go deeper to account for the selection of five Kenyans.

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CS Kagwe on April 4, 2020, hit the international headlines when American media outlet Wall Street Journal hailed his management of the coronavirus interventions. This was just days after the first case was noted in Kenya on March 13. “Kenya’s unlikely coronavirus hero is Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe,” Sam Walker who authored the article published by the Wall Street Journal partly wrote.
Governor Oparanya, who chairs the Council of Governors has also been at the forefront in crafting and reviewing coronavirus health safety protocols. Oparanya and Kagwe have worked closely to lead the Covid-19 Emergency Response team to upscale country’s preparedness for the disease.

Kagwe, Amina and Oparanya featured in list of 2020 Most Reputable Africans

Sports, Culture and Heritage CS Amina Mohamed addressing a press conference on the launch of work for pay Sh100 million Artists Stimulus package at Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on May 11, 2020. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

CS Amina, on the other hand, has been the topic of discourse after she was nominated to vie for the top job at the World Trade Organisation.
Amina who has been touted as one of the favourites faces five other candidates from Egypt, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria and South Korea in the race for the job. Prof PLO Lumumba has also cut a niche as an expert in governance and legal affairs.

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Science teacher and Franciscan friar at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School Peter Tabich was feted as the World’s Best Teacher with prize money of Sh100 million last year. Tabichi was honoured for his sacrifice and contribution to education as a teacher.
Below are the nominees to the list of 100 Most Reputable Africans in 2020.

  1. Abdessattar Ben Moussa || President, Tunisian Human Rights League
  2. || Prime Minister, Ethiopia
  3. Achille Mbembe || Political Scientist
  4. Adama Gorou (Adams) || Human Potential Catalyst
  5. Agnes Kalibata || President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
  6. Akinwumi Adesina Dr. || President, African Development Bank
  7. Amadou Diaw || Founder, Forum de Saint Louis
  8. Amadou Gallo Fall || President, Basketball Africa League
  9. Amadou Mahtar Ba || Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media Inc.
  10. Amani Abou-Zeid || Commissioner, African Union Commission
  11. Amina C. Mohamed || Cabinet Secretary, Kenya
  12. Angélique Kidjo || Musician
  13. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka || Member of Parliament, Tanzania
  14. Anne Makinda || Politician
  15. Anthony Navo Jnr || Founder, African Young Voices
  16. Arikana Chihombori Quao.Dr || Educator, Policy Leader
  17. Asha-Rose Migiro || Diplomat
  18. Ashish Thakkar || Founder Mara Group
  19. Basetsana “Bassie” Kumalo || Businesswoman.
  20. Belay Begashaw || DG, The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa
  21. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu || Entrepreneur
  22. Bineta Diop || Founder, Femmes Africa Solidarité Senegal
  23. Carlos Lopes || Economist
  24. Caster Semenya || Olympic Athlete
  25. Catherine Adoyo Prof. || Professor, George Washington University
  26. Cellou Dalien Diallo || Economist and Politician
  27. Collen Mashawana || Philanthropist
  28. Denis Mukwege || Founder, Panzi Hospital
  29. Divine Ndhlukula || Managing Director, SECURICO
  30. Donald Kaberuka || Board Chair, Global Fund
  31. Edith Brou || Digital Entrepreneur
  32. Ellinah Wamukoya (Bishop) || Clergy
  33. Elsie S. Kanza || Head of Africa, World Economic Forum
  34. Emma Inamutila Theofelus || Deputy Minister, Namibia
  35. Enenche Paul Dr || Senior Pastor, Dunamis Int’l Gospel Centre
  36. Fadumo Dayib || Politician
  37. Fatou Bensouda || Prosecutor, ICC
  38. || President, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  39. Femi Otedola || Chair, Forte Oil PLC
  40. Folorunso Alakija || Businesswoman and philanthropist
  41. Francis Arinze (Cardinal) || Cardinal, Roman Catholic Church
  42. Fred Swaniker || Founder, African Leadership Academy, Ghana
  43. Georges Rebelo Chikoti || Diplomat
  44. Hafez Ghanem || Vice President, World Bank
  45. Hajer Sharief || Co-Founder, Together we build it, Libya
  46. Hamadoun Touré || Executive Director, SMART Africa
  47. Hanna Tetteh || Head, United Nations Office to the African Union
  48. Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki || CEO, NEPAD
  49. Ilwad Elman || Director, Elman Peace and Human Rights Center
  50. Isatou Alwar Graham || Lawyer and writer
  51. Ishaq Usman Bello (Justice) || Chief Judge FCT Abuja
  52. Jackie Chimhanzi. Dr || CEO, African Leadership Institute
  53. James Alix Michel || Former President of Seychelles
  54. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang (Prof) || Former Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast
  55. Jelani Aliyu || Automotive Designer, General Motors
  56. Jewel C. Howard Taylor.H.E || Vice President, Liberia
  57. Johannes Gawaxab || Governor, Bank of Namibia
  58. José Eduardo Agualusa || Journalist and writer
  59. Kabirou Mbodje || Founder, Wari Group
  60. Kumi Naidoo || Secretary-General  Amnesty International
  61. Kwesi Botchwey Prof. || Former Minister of Finance Ghana and Professor,
  62. Lamin Momodou Manneh || Lead, Regional Hub UNDP Africa
  63. Leymah Gbowee || Founder, Gbowee Peace Foundation
  64. Louise Mushikiwabo || Secretary-General, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
  65. Lwazi Bam || CEO, Deloitte Africa
  66. Macsuzy Mondon || Minister, Seychelles
  67. Major Seynabou Diouf || Police United Nation
  68. Manasseh Azure Awuni || Journalist
  69. Margaret Blick Kigozi Prof || Consultant, UNIDO
  70. Maria do Carmo Silveira || Former Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe’s
  71. Mariéme Jamme || Founder, iamtheCODE
  72. Matshidiso Moeti .Dr || Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization (WHO)
  73. Mensa Otabil || Theologian
  74. Mia Couto || Biologist and writer
  75. Michelle Ndiaye || Director, Institute for Peace and Security Studies
  76. Mohamed El Kettani || CEO Attijariwafa Bank
  77. Mohamed ElBaradei || Law scholar and diplomat who served as Vice-President of Egypt
  78. Mutahi Kagwe || Cabinet Secretary for Health, Republic of Kenya
  79. Ngozi Okonjoi-Iweala. Dr || Board Chair, Gazi, Nigeria
  80. Nhlamu Dlomu || Global Head of People, KPMG
  81. Nobuhle Judith Dlamini Nxasana Dr. || Businesswoman and Author
  82. Patrick Awuah || Founder, Ashesi University
  83. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba || Director, Kenya School of Law
  84. Paul Kagame H.E || President Rwanda
  85. Peter Tabichi || Teacher
  86. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka || Executive Director, UN Women
  87. Precious Moloi-Motsepe Dr. || Entrepreneur
  88. Shamila Batohi || Director, National Prosecuting Authority
  89. Sheila Tlou || Co-Chair, Global HIV Prevention Coalition
  90. Tony Ojobo || Public policy expert
  91. Vera Songwe. Dr || UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNECA,
  92. Vincent Rague || Co-founder of Catalyst Principal Partners,
  93. Wided Bouchamaoui || Co-Founder, Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet,
  94. Winnie Byanyima || Director UNAIDS,
  95. Wiseman L. Nkuhlu Prof || Chancellor, University of Pretoria
  96. Wycliffe A. Oparanya || Politician
  97. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE || Mayor, Freetown, Sierra Leone
  98. Zweli Mkhize Dr. || Minister, South Africa

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