No, according to the 2019 census, the Kalenjin population of 6.35 million is divided into 18, not 11, sub-tribes.
After the census conducted in August 2019, the Kalenjin population was officially recorded as 6.35 million. It’s important to note that the Kalenjin community comprises 18 distinct sub-tribes, contributing to the total population figure of 6.35 million, contrary to the claim made on the tweet.
Here is the total number of the 18 sub-tribes within the Kalenjin population according to the latest census data: Kalenjin 1,553,057, Arror 92,470, Cherangany 8,323, Endo 400, Endorois 45,621, Keiyo 251,441, Kipsigis 1,905,983, Lembus 71,600, Marakwet 119,969, Nandi 937,884, Ogiek 52,596, Pokot 778,408, Sabaot/Kony/Bong’omek 296,374, Samor 12,211, Senger 167, Sengwer 10,729, Terik 23,324, Tugen 197,556
According to the 2019 Census, the Kalenjin population is 6.35 million people divided into 11 sub-tribes.
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive at this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. Thorough research was conducted on a report sourced from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) website, specifically focusing on the findings of the 2019 census. Within this report, it was revealed that the Kalenjin community comprises a total of 18 distinct sub-tribes, with a cumulative population of approximately 6.35 million individuals. This information is documented on page 423 of the aforementioned report.