Christians tend to be concentrated in the west and central sections of the country while Muslims cluster in the eastern coastal regions.Most Kenyans interweave native beliefs into a traditional religion.
Around 13% of the population are of non-African descent, i.e. The Kenyan Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.
Around half the population are Christians, 10% Muslim and there are small Hindu and Sikh minorities.
The balance of the population follows traditional African, often animist, beliefs.
Although the official languages are Swahili and English, there are actually a total of 62 languages spoken in the country (according to Ethnologue).
These mainly consist of tribal African languages as well as a minority of Middle-Eastern and Asian languages spoken by descendants of foreign settlers (i.e. The African languages come from three different language families - Bantu languages (spoken in the center and southeast), Nilotic languages (in the west), and Cushitic languages (in the northeast). The make-up of Kenyans is primarily that of 13 ethnic groups with an additional 27 smaller groups.
The majority of Kenyans belong to ‘Bantu’ tribes such as the Kikuyu, Luhya and Kamba.There are also the ‘Nilotic’ tribes such as the Luo, Kalenjin, Maasai and Turkana.Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. Climate: varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior.Population: 45,010,056 (estimated - 2014.) Ethnic Make-up: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%.Religions: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%.Government: republic Kenya is a multilingual country.