Religious/Tribal Clans Demographics:
The largest tribe in Kenya is the Kikuyu and President Kibaki is a member of that tribe. The Kikuyu tribe have dominated modern Kenyan politics for years and it was in a large part because of the marginalization of Kenya’s large minority tribes that Kenya was involved in such a violent conflict between 2007 and 2008. Prime Minister Odinga who led the opposition party in 2007 hails from the Luo tribe, which is another very large tribe in Kenya, and his platform was largely based on tribal dissatisfaction. The current coalition government between Odinga and Kibaki (established in 2008 to stop the violence) suffers from tribal fractures and create tensions in the state. The other major tribes in Kenya are the Luo, the Massai, and the Kamba. There are more than 40 distinct tribes in Kenya.