Country: Kenya

Number of People Groups

116

People Groups Unreached

31

Total Population

45,507,000

Unreached Population

1,435,000

% Christian Adherent

79.1%

% Evangelical

41.4 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Ajuran 63,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 4.0 % 0.5 %
 Americans, U.S. 9,400 English Christianity 80.0 % 29.0 %
 Arab, Hadrami 11,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Kenyan 46,000 Swahili Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Omani 23,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Yemeni 31,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Aweer 8,500 Aweer Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Bengal 1,300 Bengali Islam 2.0 % 0.1 %
 British 38,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 15.0 %
 Burji 27,000 Burji Islam 10.0 % 8.0 %
 Chagga, Mochi 18,000 Mochi Christianity 75.0 % 35.0 %
Chuka 196,000 Gichuka E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 23.0 %
 Coloured 8,500 English Christianity 75.0 % 10.0 %
Creoles, Mauritian 500 Morisyen Hinduism 33.0 % 10.0 %
Dabida Taita 305,000 Dawida Christianity 80.0 % 38.0 %
 Dahalo 2,700 Dahalo E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Kenyan Sign Language Christianity 83.0 % 0.1 %
 El Molo 3,200 Samburu E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 2.0 %
 Embu 362,000 Kiembu Christianity 95.0 % 48.0 %
 French 1,800 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Ganda, Luganda 44,000 Ganda Christianity 70.0 % 22.0 %
Garreh 775,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 10.0 % 0.0 %
Goanese, Kenyan 8,400 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.0 % 5.0 %
Gujarati Creole 1,800 Cutchi-Swahili Hinduism 2.0 % 0.1 %
 Gujarati Kenyans 182,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.1 % 0.0 %
Gusii 2,463,000 Ekegusii Christianity 99.0 % 50.0 %
 Hindi 5,700 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Hutu, Rundi 4,200 Rundi Christianity 95.0 % 45.0 %
 Ilchamus 36,000 Samburu E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.5 %
 Jew 400 English E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kachchi, Asian 69,000 Kachchi Hinduism 0.3 % 0.1 %
Kalenjin, Keiyo 190,000 Keiyo Christianity 75.0 % 29.0 %
 Kalenjin, Kipsigis 2,140,000 Kipsigis Christianity 97.0 % 52.0 %
Kalenjin, Marakwet 263,000 Markweeta E Ethnic Religions 46.0 % 45.0 %
 Kalenjin, Nandi 1,061,000 Nandi Christianity 98.0 % 45.0 %
 Kalenjin, Okiek 88,000 Okiek E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 1.4 %
 Kalenjin, Pokot 706,000 Pokoot E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 20.0 %
 Kalenjin, Sabaot 273,000 Sabaot Christianity 90.0 % 40.0 %
Kalenjin, Terik 336,000 Terik Christianity 80.0 % 39.0 %
Kalenjin, Tugen 168,000 Tugen Christianity 90.0 % 41.0 %
 Kamba 4,348,000 Kamba Christianity 98.0 % 56.0 %
 Kikuyu, Gikuyu 9,230,000 Gikuyu Christianity 98.0 % 55.0 %
 Konso 2,000 Konso E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 5.0 %
 Kuria 291,000 Kuria Christianity 75.0 % 36.0 %
 Luhya, Bukusu 1,600,000 Lubukusu Christianity 98.0 % 55.0 %
Luhya, Idakho 191,000 Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi Christianity 94.0 % 44.0 %
 Luhya, Isukha 243,000 Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi Christianity 85.0 % 41.0 %
Luhya, Kabras 282,000 Lukabaras Christianity 90.0 % 43.0 %
Luhya, Khayo 139,000 Olukhayo Christianity 90.0 % 48.0 %
Luhya, Kisa 153,000 Olushisa Christianity 90.0 % 43.0 %
Luhya, Lutachoni 297,000 Lutachoni Christianity 70.0 % 1.0 %
Luhya, Marachi 173,000 Olumarachi Christianity 90.0 % 46.0 %
Luhya, Maragoli 691,000 Lulogooli Christianity 95.0 % 42.0 %
Luhya, Marama 170,000 Olumarama Christianity 90.0 % 49.0 %
Luhya, Nyala 305,000 Nyala Christianity 94.0 % 44.0 %
Luhya, Nyore 347,000 Olunyole Christianity 93.0 % 46.0 %
 Luhya, Saamia 140,000 Saamia Christianity 95.0 % 45.0 %
Luhya, Tachoni 132,000 Lubukusu Christianity 85.0 % 47.0 %
Luhya, Tiriki 234,000 Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi Christianity 85.0 % 40.0 %
Luhya, Tsoto 136,000 Olutsotso Christianity 90.0 % 49.0 %
Luhya, Wanga 346,000 Oluwanga Christianity 94.0 % 44.0 %
 Luo 4,517,000 Dholuo Christianity 98.0 % 53.0 %
 Maasai 990,000 Maasai E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 20.0 %
 Makonde 3,100 Makonde Islam 10.0 % 2.0 %
 Malakote, Ilwana 19,000 Kiwilwana Islam 15.0 % 6.0 %
 Malayali 500 Malayalam Hinduism 10.0 % 0.3 %
 Marathi 500 Marathi Hinduism 2.0 % 0.0 %
 Masaba, Gisu 55,000 Masaaba Christianity 85.0 % 38.0 %
Mbeere 188,000 Kiembu E Ethnic Religions 34.0 % 14.0 %
 Meru 1,852,000 Kimiiru Christianity 97.0 % 54.0 %
 Midgan 2,200 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mijikenda, Chonyi 166,000 Chichonyi-Chidzihana-Chikauma E Ethnic Religions 22.0 % 12.0 %
 Mijikenda, Digo 350,000 Chidigo Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Mijikenda, Duruma 443,000 Chiduruma Christianity 65.0 % 24.0 %
 Mijikenda, Giriama 839,000 Kigiryama Christianity 90.0 % 48.0 %
Mijikenda, Jibana 39,000 Kigiryama E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 14.0 %
Mijikenda, Kambe 28,000 Kigiryama E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 14.0 %
Mijikenda, Kauma 59,000 Kigiryama E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 12.0 %
Mijikenda, Rabai 110,000 Kigiryama E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 13.0 %
Mijikenda, Ribe 16,000 Kigiryama E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 12.0 %
Mukogodo, Yaaku 600 Yaaku E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.7 %
Munyoyaya 1,800 Orma Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mwimbi-Muthambi 196,000 Mwimbi-Muthambi E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 22.0 %
Ndigiri 2,700 Gikuyu E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 3.0 %
 Nubian, Nubi 17,000 Nubi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Omotik, Ndorobo 39,000 Omotik E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 1.0 %
 Orma 73,000 Orma Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Oromo, Borana 180,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 8.0 % 2.0 %
 Oromo, Gabbra 100,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 3.0 %
 Oromo, Sakuye 30,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 0.4 % 0.0 %
 Pare, Asu 4,400 Asu Christianity 38.0 % 15.0 %
 Pokomo 106,000 Kipfokomo Islam 25.0 % 18.0 %
 Punjabi 57,000 Panjabi, Eastern O Other / Small 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Rendille 68,000 Rendille E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.2 %
 Reshiat, Daasanach 14,000 Daasanach E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.0 %
Sagalla Taita 305,000 Sagalla E Ethnic Religions 37.0 % 24.0 %
 Samburu 265,000 Samburu E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 12.0 %
 Sanye 14,000 Waata Islam 25.0 % 5.0 %
 Segeju 4,900 Segeju Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Seychellese Creole 1,800 Seselwa Creole French Christianity 97.0 % 6.0 %
 Sindhi 2,900 Sindhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sinhalese 500 Sinhala Buddhism 10.0 % 0.3 %
 Somali 2,608,000 Somali Islam 8.0 % 0.0 %
 Somali Ajuran 199,000 Somali Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
Suba 156,000 Suba Christianity 100.0 % 45.0 %
 Swahili, Bajuni 160,000 Swahili Islam 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Swahili, Coastal 40,000 Swahili Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tamil 400 Tamil Hinduism 5.0 % 0.0 %
 Taposa 2,600 Toposa E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
 Taveta 23,000 Taveta Christianity 72.0 % 37.0 %
 Teso 378,000 Teso Christianity 94.0 % 46.0 %
 Teuso 1,300 Ik Christianity 85.0 % 40.0 %
 Tharaka 196,000 Kitharaka E Ethnic Religions 43.0 % 22.0 %
 Turk 200 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turkana 1,104,000 Turkana E Ethnic Religions 48.0 % 20.0 %
Wardei 56,000 Somali Islam 10.0 % 1.0 %
  Totals:  116 45,507,000 31     79.1 % 41.4 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 41.4 %)
79.1 %
Ethnic Religions
8.9 %
Hinduism
0.5 %
Islam
10.6 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.8 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
12.7 %
Independent
27.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
43.4 %
Roman Catholic
15.9 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Kenya. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Kenya
  • Christian ministry in Kenya
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Kenya or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In Kenya Size
Adventures in Missions Medium
Africa Inland Mission, International Medium
African Enterprise Medium
African Leadership Small
Artists in Christian Testimony Medium
Audio Scripture Ministries Small
Baptist International Outreach Medium
Baptist World Aid, Australia Small
Bethany International Ministries Medium
Bright Hope International Medium
Canadian Baptist International Ministries Medium
Childcare Worldwide Medium
Christ to the Nations Medium
Christian Blind Mission International Small
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church Mission Society Medium
Church of God, Anderson, Indiana Medium
CMF International Medium
Compassion International Large
Crosslinks Medium
DeNike Ministries Small
East-West Ministries International Medium
Eastern Mennonite Missions Medium
Elim Fellowship Medium
Empowering Lives International Medium
Equip, Incorporated Medium
Evangel Bible Translators Medium
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Medium
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
FEBInternational Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Food for the Hungry Medium
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends United Meeting - Global Ministries Small
Full Gospel Evangelistic Association Small
Global Fellowship Medium
Global Outreach International Medium
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
Gospel Furthering Fellowship Small
Greater Grace World Outreach Missions Medium
Harvest Foundation Small
Harvest International Medium
Independent Faith Mission Medium
Integra Small
International Christian Ministries Medium
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Gospel Outreach Medium
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Small
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Into All The World Small
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Live in Love Small
Living Hope Ministries, International Small
Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention Medium
Map International Medium
Mission Aviation Fellowship Medium
Mission Ministries Medium
Mission of Mercy Small
Mission ONE Incorporated Medium
Mission: Moving Mountains Medium
Missions Door Medium
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Directions International Medium
New Mission Systems International Medium
OC International Medium
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Medium
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Medium
Reformed Baptist Mission Services Small
Reformed Church in America Medium
Samaritan's Purse Large
Seed International Small
TEAR Australia Medium
Tear Netherlands Small
Tearfund Medium
TearFund Belgium Small
TearFund Switzerland Small
TearFund UK Large
The Master's Mission Medium
Things To Come Mission Medium
Walk Thru the Bible Ministries Medium
Women to the World Small
World Concern Large
World Concern Medium
World Gospel Mission Medium
World Harvest Mission Medium
World Missions Far Corners Incorporated Large
World Relief Large
World Relief Canada Small
World Relief USA Medium
World Renew Medium
World-Wide Missions Medium
In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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