With the exception of religion, tribal affiliation is the other predominant marker that distinguishes Kenyan people.

Below is a list of all of Kenya’s tribes.

1. Kikuyu -6, 622, 576

2. Luhya -5, 338 666

3. Kalenjin -4, 967, 328

  • Elgeyo
  • Kipsigis
  • Marakwet
  • Nandi
  • Pokot
  • Sabaot
  • Terik
  • Tugen

4. Luo -4, 044, 440

5. Kamba -3, 893, 157

6. Somali -2,385,572

7. Kisii -2, 205, 669

8. Mijikenda -1, 960, 574

  • Chonyi
  • Digo
  • Duruma
  • Giryama
  • Jibana
  • Kambe
  • Kauma
  • Rabai
  • Ribe

9. Ameru  -1, 658, 108

10. Turkana  -988, 592

11. Maasai -841, 622

  • Sengwer

12. Teso -338, 833

13. Embu  -324, 092

14. Taita -273, 519

15. Kuria -260, 401

16. Samburu -237, 179

17. Tharaka -175, 905

18. Mbeere -168, 155

19. Borana-161, 399

20. Samburu -160,000

21. Suba -139, 271

22. Swahili -110, 614

23. Gabra -89, 515

24. Orma -66, 275

25. Rendille -60, 437

26. Ogiek – 36,869

27. Yaaku -250

28. Isukha

29. Tachoni

*The Ogiek, Yaaku,Isukha and Tachoni are on the brink of extinction or complete assimilation into other larger Kenyan tribes