JD Otiende was Kenya's first Education Minister. An effective administrator, he initiated many flagship public housing projects in Kenya's major cities and towns.
CMG Argwings Kodhek (1923-1969) was the Kenya's first African lawyer. Known for providing legal representation to freedom fighters he later became the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Independent Kenya.
For those of us who are products of the 8-4-4 education system, Malkiat Singh's name is synonymous with 8-4-4 having authored over 100 school textbooks, mainly revision books.