Jibana people

The Jibana or Dzihana people are an ethnic group from Kenya and a subgroup of the Mijikenda. There are 38,466 of them, all kijibana speakers.Jibana community live in Kaloleni subcounty of kilifi county.Just like the other Mijikenda communities,they have an organized clans which trace their origin from the ancient ancestors.There economic activities are mainly farming,hunters and gatherers and cattle keeper.Most Jibana people depend on maize farming as their substantial food.Their political system consists of a family where the father is the head. The father is responsible for provision of food and security to the family as well as a councilor.

Total population
Regions with significant populations
African Traditional Religion, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Mijikenda, other Bantu peoples

Religiously, they are traditional believers believing on God called Mulungu and execute their prayers in sacred shrines known as Kaya. In nowadays, most of them have adopted the foreign religions Christianity being dominant.


  1. ^ "2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume IV: Distribution of Population by Socio-Economic Characteristics". Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 March 2020.