Country: Kenya

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

32 (28.8%)

Total Population

47,140,000

Unreached Population

5,433,000 (11.5%)

% Professing Christian

76.7%

% Evangelical

43.96 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

87 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Ajuran 65,000 65,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 0.40 % 0.30 %
 Americans, U.S. 9,800 188,897,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 29.00 %
 Arab, Hadrami 11,000 585,000 Arabic, Hadrami Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Kenyan 47,000 1,068,000 Swahili Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Omani 24,000 2,192,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Yemeni 32,000 7,373,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aweer 8,800 9,000 Aweer Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 British 39,000 51,663,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 %
 Burji 27,000 130,000 Burji Islam 10.00 % 8.00 %
 Chagga, Mochi 18,000 1,094,000 Mochi Christianity 75.00 % 35.00 %
 Chinese, general 31,000 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 4.00 % 1.00 %
Chuka 203,000 203,000 Gichuka Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 23.00 %
 Coloured 8,800 6,277,000 English Christianity 75.00 % 10.00 %
 Daasanach 14,000 89,000 Daasanach Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 %
Dabida Taita 316,000 342,000 Dawida Christianity 80.00 % 38.00 %
 Dahalo 2,800 2,800 Dahalo Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Kenyan Sign Language Christianity 83.00 % 0.07 %
 El Molo 3,300 3,300 Samburu Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 2.00 %
 Embu 375,000 375,000 Kiembu Christianity 95.00 % 48.00 %
 French 1,800 49,469,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Ganda, Luganda 45,000 7,123,000 Ganda Christianity 70.00 % 22.00 %
 Garre 802,000 894,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
Goanese, Kenyan 8,700 817,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 %
 Gujarati Creole 1,800 80,000 Cutchi-Swahili Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
 Gujarati, Kenyans 188,000 1,688,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.10 % 0.02 %
Gusii 2,550,000 2,551,000 Ekegusii Christianity 80.00 % 54.00 %
 Hindi 5,900 1,401,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Hutu, Rundi 4,300 10,896,000 Rundi Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 %
 Ilchamus 38,000 38,000 Samburu Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.50 %
 Kachchi, Asian 71,000 147,000 Kacchi Hinduism 0.30 % 0.10 %
Kalenjin, Keiyo 196,000 196,000 Keiyo Christianity 75.00 % 29.00 %
 Kalenjin, Kipsigis 2,216,000 2,216,000 Kipsigis Christianity 97.00 % 55.00 %
Kalenjin, Marakwet 272,000 272,000 Markweeta Ethnic Religions 46.00 % 45.00 %
 Kalenjin, Nandi 1,098,000 1,098,000 Nandi Christianity 98.00 % 48.00 %
 Kalenjin, Okiek 91,000 91,000 Okiek Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 1.40 %
 Kalenjin, Pokot 731,000 852,000 Pokoot Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 20.00 %
 Kalenjin, Sabaot 283,000 283,000 Sabaot Christianity 90.00 % 40.00 %
Kalenjin, Terik 348,000 348,000 Terik Christianity 80.00 % 39.00 %
Kalenjin, Tugen 174,000 174,000 Tugen Christianity 90.00 % 41.00 %
 Kamba 4,502,000 4,644,000 Kamba Christianity 98.00 % 59.00 %
 Kikuyu, Gikuyu 9,145,000 9,279,000 Gikuyu Christianity 98.00 % 65.00 %
 Konso 2,000 363,000 Konso Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 %
 Kuria 301,000 977,000 Kuria Christianity 75.00 % 36.00 %
 Luhya, Bukusu 1,657,000 1,657,000 Lubukusu Christianity 98.00 % 55.00 %
Luhya, Idakho 197,000 197,000 Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 %
 Luhya, Isukha 251,000 251,000 Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi Christianity 85.00 % 41.00 %
Luhya, Kabras 292,000 292,000 Lukabaras Christianity 90.00 % 43.00 %
Luhya, Khayo 144,000 144,000 Olukhayo Christianity 90.00 % 48.00 %
Luhya, Kisa 159,000 159,000 Olushisa Christianity 90.00 % 43.00 %
Luhya, Lutachoni 308,000 308,000 Lutachoni Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
Luhya, Marachi 180,000 180,000 Olumarachi Christianity 90.00 % 46.00 %
Luhya, Maragoli 715,000 715,000 Lulogooli Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 %
Luhya, Marama 176,000 176,000 Olumarama Christianity 90.00 % 49.00 %
Luhya, Nyala 316,000 316,000 Nyala Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 %
Luhya, Nyore 359,000 359,000 Olunyole Christianity 93.00 % 46.00 %
 Luhya, Saamia 144,000 718,000 Saamia Christianity 95.00 % 45.00 %
Luhya, Tachoni 137,000 137,000 Lubukusu Christianity 85.00 % 47.00 %
Luhya, Tiriki 243,000 243,000 Luidakho-Luisukha-Lutirichi Christianity 85.00 % 40.00 %
Luhya, Tsoto 141,000 141,000 Olutsotso Christianity 90.00 % 49.00 %
Luhya, Wanga 358,000 358,000 Oluwanga Christianity 94.00 % 44.00 %
 Luo 4,676,000 4,894,000 Dholuo Christianity 98.00 % 56.00 %
 Maasai 1,025,000 1,390,000 Maasai Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 24.00 %
 Makonde 3,200 2,151,000 Makonde Islam 10.00 % 2.00 %
 Malakote, Ilwana 19,000 19,000 Kiwilwana Islam 15.00 % 6.00 %
 Marathi 500 69,000 Marathi Hinduism 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Masaba, Gisu 57,000 1,970,000 Masaaba Christianity 85.00 % 38.00 %
Mbeere 194,000 194,000 Kiembu Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 14.00 %
 Meru 1,917,000 1,917,000 Kimiiru Christianity 97.00 % 54.00 %
 Midgan 2,300 7,300 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mijikenda, Chonyi 172,000 172,000 Chichonyi-Chidzihana-Chikauma Christianity 50.00 % 12.00 %
 Mijikenda, Digo 362,000 590,000 Chidigo Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Mijikenda, Duruma 459,000 459,000 Chiduruma Christianity 65.00 % 24.00 %
 Mijikenda, Giriama 869,000 869,000 Kigiryama Christianity 90.00 % 48.00 %
Mijikenda, Jibana 41,000 41,000 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 14.00 %
Mijikenda, Kambe 29,000 29,000 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 14.00 %
Mijikenda, Kauma 61,000 61,000 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 12.00 %
Mijikenda, Rabai 114,000 114,000 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 13.00 %
Mijikenda, Ribe 17,000 17,000 Kigiryama Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 12.00 %
Mukogodo, Yaaku 600 600 Yaaku Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.70 %
Munyoyaya 1,900 1,900 Orma Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mwimbi-Muthambi 203,000 203,000 Mwimbi-Muthambi Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 22.00 %
Ndigiri 2,800 2,800 Gikuyu Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 3.00 %
 Nubian, Nubi 18,000 63,000 Nubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Omotik, Ndorobo 40,000 40,000 Omotik Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 %
 Orma 75,000 75,000 Orma Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Oromo, Borana 187,000 1,418,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Oromo, Gabbra 104,000 104,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 %
 Oromo, Sakuye 31,000 31,000 Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Islam 0.40 % 0.00 %
 Pokomo 110,000 110,000 Kipfokomo Islam 25.00 % 18.00 %
 Punjabi 59,000 2,415,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Rendille 70,000 70,000 Rendille Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.20 %
Sagalla Taita 316,000 316,000 Sagalla Ethnic Religions 37.00 % 24.00 %
 Samburu 274,000 274,000 Samburu Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 12.00 %
 Sanye 15,000 15,000 Waata Islam 25.00 % 5.00 %
 Segeju 5,000 23,000 Segeju Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Seychellese Creole 1,800 95,000 Seselwa Creole French Christianity 97.00 % 6.00 %
 Sindhi 3,000 97,000 Sindhi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Somali 2,701,000 19,457,000 Somali Islam 0.04 % 0.03 %
 Somali Ajuran 206,000 206,000 Somali Islam 0.10 % 0.08 %
Somali Bantu 414,000 717,000 Maay Islam 0.01 % 0.01 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 1,400 1,475,000 Bengali Islam 2.00 % 0.10 %
Suba 161,000 161,000 Suba Christianity 100.00 % 45.00 %
 Swahili, Bajuni 166,000 196,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 1.00 %
 Swahili, Coastal 41,000 892,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Taposa 2,700 297,000 Toposa Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 %
 Taveta 24,000 30,000 Taveta Christianity 72.00 % 37.00 %
 Teso 392,000 2,976,000 Teso Christianity 94.00 % 46.00 %
 Teuso 1,400 18,000 Ik Christianity 85.00 % 40.00 %
 Tharaka 203,000 203,000 Kitharaka Ethnic Religions 43.00 % 22.00 %
 Turkana 1,143,000 1,184,000 Turkana Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 20.00 %
Wardei 58,000 58,000 Somali Islam 10.00 % 1.00 %
  Totals:  111 47,140,000       32   76.67 % 43.96 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 111,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 47,251,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 44.0 %)
76.7 %
Ethnic Religions
9.8 %
Hinduism
0.5 %
Islam
12.2 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
12.8 %
Independent
28.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
43.4 %
Roman Catholic
15.7 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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
Kenya Statistics
People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 32  (28.8%)
Population 47,140,000
Population in Unreached 5,433,000  (11.5%)
Urbanization 25%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code KE
Official National Language English
Secondary National Language Swahili
Literacy Rate 87%
Estimated Illiterate Population 6,128,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 76.7%
Percent Evangelical 44.0%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking 16 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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