Ilchamus in Kenya

People Name: Ilchamus
Country: Kenya
10/40 Window: No
Population: 43,000
World Population: 43,000
Primary Language: Samburu
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 5.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.50 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Nilotic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:


The Ilchamus are a Maa people living south and southeast of Lake Baringo, Kenya. It's a poor community and lacks most modern facilities. There are education lacks and many can only communicate in their local language. It's a very traditional and culturally bound society, hierarchical, and male-dominated. They are pastoralists who also engage in fishing in small boats made of balsam trees. They are eager to learn new things, seemingly eager to create a better life.

Ministry Obstacles

The literacy rate for these people is not high. The good news of Christ needs to come to them in oral form, as well as in written form.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray that Kenyan Christians of other tribes will be led by God's Spirit to take the Gospel to the Ilchamus tribe.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few Christian believers among the Ilchamus people. Please pray for teachers to help them grow in the admonition and nurture of the Lord.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for rising literacy levels, and for the availability of good schools. Pray that parents will have a heart to help their children become well educated.

Text Source:   Joshua Project