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Kenya Population




Kenya population has around 40 different tribes with their varied cultures and languages. The huge number of tribes and foreign settlers point towards its age old history of migration, settlement and conflict.

The Kikuyu tribe covers the major portion of the population of Kenya. The other tribes combine together to form the remaining part. These tribes are as follows:

  • Kikuyu
  • Luhya
  • Luo
  • Kalenjin
  • Kanmba
  • Masai
  • Bantu


Foreign settlers in Kenya include the Arabs, Asians, and Europeans population. Kenyans follow varied religions due to the existence of various communities. Around 38 percent of the Kenyan population follows Protestantism, almost 28 percent believe in Roman Catholicism. However, the Christianity is followed the most. Another 26 percent of the Kenyan population follows a religion which is typical and unique to the people of east Africa. However, a very small population of nearly 7 percent follows Islam.

However, the backbone of Kenya has been broken by HIV/AIDS epidemic in massive proportions. WHO (World Health Organization) estimated approximately 1,600,000 people are effected by it. UNDP delineates the cause as poverty and gender inequality.


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