Home LATEST NEWS Population Per Tribe in Kenya 2019

Population Per Tribe in Kenya 2019

670

The number of people per tribe in Kenya has been analyzed based on the 2019 Census report that was released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. There are a total of 45 tribes in the country with the most populous tribe being the Kikuyu. There are at least 12.5 million Kikuyus in the country.

The Kenyan population is not static, the number today won’t be the same number tomorrow, it must grow, but the fact is,the number of deaths is lower than births.

Below are population estimates per tribe in Kenya for the year 2019:

  1. Ameru –2.5 million
  2. Bajuni—233,000
  3. Bukusu—800,000
  4. Embu –1.4 million
  5. Isukha—500,000
  6. Kalenjin –6 million
  7. Elgeyo—550,000
  8. Kipsigis—1.2 million
  9. Marakwet—550,000
  10. Nandi—1.5 million
  11. Pokot –350,000
  12. Sabaot –280,000
  13. Terik—200,000
  14. Tugen –700,000
  15. Kamba—5.5 million
  16. Kĩkũyũ –11.5 million
  17. Kisii –5.5 million
  18. Kore—300,000
  19. Kuria—600,000
  20. Luhya –6.5 million
  21. Luo –6 million
  22. Maragoli—1.4 million
  23. Marama—450,000
  24. Maasai –1.3 million
  25. Miji Kenda—400,000
  26. Chonyi—250,000
  27. Digo –750,000
  28. Duruma –350,000
  29. Giryama –650,000
  30. Jibana—250,000
  31. Kambe—200,000
  32. Kauma—150,000
  33. Rabai—210,000
  34. Ribe—160,000
  35. Ogiek—70,000
  36. Orma—120,000
  37. Oromo—270,000
  38. Pokomo—450,000
  39. Rendille—410,000
  40. Samburu—600,000
  41. Somali –1.7 million
  42. Suba—500,000
  43. Swahili –700,000
  44. Tachoni—200,000
  45. Taita –500,000
  46. Taveta—450,000
  47. Turkana –1 million
  48. Yaaku—300,000

The biggest tribes in Kenya are the Kikuyu,Kalenjin,Luhya,Luo,Kamba and Kisii,they constitute 70% of the total population in Kenya.The Bantus are more than 50% of the entire population in Kenya with Kikuyu contributing 21% of the entire population.

Loading...