Oromo, Garre in Kenya

Map Source:  People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.
People Name: Oromo, Garre
Country: Kenya
10/40 Window: No
Population: 906,000
World Population: 1,020,000
Primary Language: Garre
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.02 %
Evangelicals: 0.01 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Somali
Affinity Bloc: Horn of Africa Peoples
Progress Level:


The Garre are one of the Somali tribes. They were converted to Islam in the 1400s. Today, the Garreh are virtually all Muslims, and they are very orthodox in their religious practices. The members of a Garre clan are very loyal to each other, be they in Somalia or further south in Kenya. The smallest unit of their society is the family.

Ministry Obstacles

Fear that Christianity undermines their identity, communities and traditions is one way Satan uses to hinder Garre communities from accepting Christ’s blessings.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for Kenyan believers to build bridges of friendship and trust with Garre family leaders.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that Garre people who know Christ will become wise in sowing the Word of God among their families and friends.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Garre communities in Kenya.
* Pray for the Garre Somali people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Garre family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

Text Source:   Keith Carey