The Kalenjin are a group of ethnic communities in Kenya who share a common linguistic and cultural background. They are known for their rich cultural heritage, athletic prowess, and contributions to Kenya’s history and politics. The Kalenjin people primarily inhabit the Rift Valley region of Kenya, which includes counties such as Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Kericho, Bomet, Elgeyo-Marakwet, and parts of Nakuru and Trans Nzoia counties.
The Kalenjin have a rich culture and history. They are known for their warrior tradition, their cattle herding, and their athletic prowess. Many of the top Kenyan runners, including Kipchoge Keino, David Rudisha, and Eliud Kipchoge, are Kalenjin.