Kenya Land and its People

Islam in Kenya


Islam is the second widely practised religion and the followers include the Sunni, Shi’a and Islamia. Muslims are about 10 percent of the population.

Although Islam has spread throughout Kenya, the largest number of Muslims is found in the Coastal region and North-Eastern Counties.

Other parts of the country also have sizeable number of muslims. Kadhi’s courts have legal jurisdiction over personal law for the muslims – marriage, divorce and inheritance.

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