#2:. John Batista Kiriamiti
He was born in 1950 in Central Kenya. By the time he was only 20 years old, Kiriamiti was already on the most wanted list for a string of violent robberies around Nairobi. He was arrested in 1971 and jailed for 20 years in prison.
While serving his sentence, he started writing his famous novel My Life in Crime. He was released 13 years later for portraying good conduct. However, he was jailed again in 1986 after being accused of being part of those planning to dethrone the then president Moi.
He was released four years later for lack of evidence and is now a renowned writer