Kalenjin, Nandi of Kenya
People Name: Kalenjin, Nandi
Country: Kenya
Language: Nandi
Population: 1,240,000
Unreached: No
People Cluster: Nilotic
Primary Religion: Christianity
% Adherents: 98.00 %
% Evangelical: 53.18 %
Progress Status: 5.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
Nandi is a warrior community that are known to have resisted the British rule in Kenya. Some of the finest long distance runners in the world come from Nandi communities. A few world record holders are: Wilson Kipketer, Henry Rono, Bernard Lagat, Pamela Jelimo, Robert Cheruiyot, Martin Lel, Felix Limo, Ibrahim Hussein, Moses Tanui, Kipchoge Keino, Janet Jepkosgei, Noah Ngeny and Eliud Kipchoge. The Nandi are a sub-tribe of the Kalenjin tribe and are known as a running community. They have a close relation with Murle of South Sudan. Most Nandi are Christians.

Kalenjin, Nandi of Kenya