fluIpsos Kenya has disowned a list doing rounds of ‘The Top 20 Most Influential Kenyans’.

A photo surfaced on social media this week, showing a letter with Ipsos’ letterhead and details about a poll allegedly conducted between 1st and 8th October 2015. It goes ahead to list 20 individuals starting with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Others on the list include Raila Odinga, Evans Kidero, Wilson Sossion, Babu Owino, Mike Sonko, Robert Alai and Olive Mugenda.


Some of those on the list shared it with their followers before pulling down the posts when it emerged it was a fake.

In a statement yesterday, Ipsos said that the letter was fabricated.

The above named report is fabricated. Ipsos did not at any time commission any such survey; neither did we release any such findings as has been falsely reported. ” read part of the statement.


The origin remains a mystery and the intention unknown.