There are a total of 42 Kenyan tribes, each contributing to the country’s diverse and rich culture and heritage. Each of these tribes of is known for their unique history, culture, values, lifestyle, language, religion, food and more, Some of these 42 tribes perform economically better than their counterparts. Here some richest tribes in kenya
Their main source of wealth is through business. They are arguably the most hardworking people in the country; they have exploited every opportunity that has come on their way. One secret they have is that they’re not heavy spenders; they also believe that every shilling counts. This habit has enabled them to have time to reflect on their business and lay future strategies. They are also everywhere in the country. Most of the Kenyan billionaires come from this tribe.
2 Kalenjin The vast Kalenjin people are perceived to have vast tracks of land, in fact, they live in the biggest province of the country majority Rift Valley. Their primary source of wealth arises from agriculture. The Kalenjin community is also known to dominate in athletics which has benefited them a lot.
The Kisii are another set of hard-working people, their main source of wealth is through business and agriculture(Tea and sugarcane). If you manage to visit Kisii, you will be shocked the extent to which the land has been subdivided for agricultural purposes. Their soil is very fertile. They also have this habit of being everywhere like their Kikuyu counterparts; talk of exploiting every opportunity that comes on the way!
The Somali community has a history of hardships, which is a driving force behind their success in business.It’s known whenever they settle in an area; they must be noticed because of their aggressiveness. They are not only ambitious but also know how to seek for opportunities.
5.Luo Arguably one of the most civilised tribes in Kenya, the Luo have accumulated a majority of their wealth from white collar jobs.