Faces of Kenya: A glimpse into the culture and beauty of Kenyan People through the lens

Kenya is a beautiful country!

What’s even more beautiful is her people; More than 40 different ethnic groups compose the mosaic that is this beautiful country. Despite each group having  its own unique language and culture, the Kenyan people remain united, extremely friendly, delightful and welcoming.

We take a look at some of the beautiful faces kenya has to offer through the lenses of various photographers.

Colourful make-up, startling whites and rich earth-reds, flamboyant accessories and extraordinarily elaborate decorations, make up the designs in the images.

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Old Turkana woman with labret by Eric Lafforgue
zurukenya - Kikuyu woman in traditional costume
Kikuyu woman in traditional costume by angela7dreams
Zuru kenya Maasai
Maasai warrior by Mathilde Guillemot
zuru kenya diego arroyo
mother and baby by Diego Arroyo
zuru kenya Lamu girl - Kenya by Eric Lafforgue
Lamu girl by Eric Lafforgue
zuru kenya Old swahili woman - Lamu Kenya
Old swahili woman by Eric Lafforgue
zuru kenya Gabbra woman - Kenya by Eric Lafforgue
Gabbra woman by Eric Lafforgue
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old samburu man from Logologo by abgefahren2004
zuru kenya Tharaka warrior, Kenya
Tharaka warrior with a traditional wig by Eric Lafforgue
zurukenya Tharaka warrior with a wig - Kenya,
Tharaka warrior with a wig
zuru kenya Samburu Girl, Kenya
Samburu Girl
zuru kenya Son of a Turkana chieftain, Kenya
Son of a Turkana Chieftain by Eric Lafforgue
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credit: Neil Thomas

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zuru kenya The Rendille tribe inhabits the arid region of northern Kenya
Rendille woman
zuru kenya Rendille woman with a mud hat - Kenya_Eric Lafforgue_ "Pushed away by their neighbours, Rendille henceforth inhabit a vast territory in one of Kenya's most arid regions: the Kaisut Desert. It is located between Lake Turkana and the Chalbi Desert. They are semi-nomadic, both nomad and pastoralist. Clans live in temporary settlement called gobs. Gobs are usually near wells dug and are given the name of the clan, subclan or the elder of the family. They never stay long at the same place."
Rendille woman with a mud hat by Eric Lafforgue
zuru kenya  "Sisters". In the Kawangware slums of Nairobi, Kenya. 1992 | ©David Blumenkrantz
sisters in Kawangware by David Blumenkrantz
zuru kenya © Eric Lafforgue-KENYA
Veiled Rendille girl by Eric Lafforgue
zuru kenyaKikuyu photographed near Thomson's Falls-Nyahururu | © Steve Riall
Kikuyu woman traditional costume by steve Riall
zuru kenya Turkana woman. Maralal, Kenya | © Jeff Arnold
Turkana woman by Jeff Arnold
zuru kenya tharaka tribe, kenya
Tharaka woman
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Turkana women by Eric Lafforgue

zuru kenya faces of kenya

zuru kenya faces of kenya
credit: Neil Thomas
zuru kenya Samburu Warrior 1
Samburu warrior
zuru kenya North Kenya by John Kenny
credit: John Kenny
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A Young Digo Girl, selling fried fish near Tiwi Beach, which is located on the South Coast of Mombasa, Kenya by Kigwa
zuru kenya pokot girls
Pokot girls wearing beads and with their faces painted walk towards a hut where they will be secluded, out of sight of the men in the community(Siegfried Modola/Reuters)
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Pokot girls attired with traditional beads stand in a circle during an initiation ceremony(Siegfried Modola/Reuters)
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