The Marakwet is one of ten sub-dialects of the Kalenjin ethnic group who live in the Republic of Kenya. There are an estimated 200,000 Marakwet people. The Marakwet have seven distinct clans, namely:
Each clan of the Marakwet are characterised by their recognition of no authority higher than the asiswo (the assembly of all adult males of the clans). They forged a form of association through their common residence along the Kerio Valley and on the slopes of the Cherangani Hills.
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