Kenya is a multi-ethnic state in the Great Lakes region of East Africa. It has a very diverse population that includes most major ethnic, racial and linguistic groups found in Africa. Bantu and Nilotic populations together constitute around 97% of the nation’s inhabitants, with some Cushitic-speaking ethnic minorities in the north. Kenya’s largest ethnic group is the Kikuyu, making up close to a fifth of the country’s population. For a country whose politics have been characterized by ethnic tensions and rivalry between the larger groups, coming from a populous tribe is a big win, more so for a presidential candidate.
Here are the top 10 most populous tribes in Kenya.