Luhya in Webuye, Kenya [LWK]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 122
DNA: 122

 Unrelated Individuals:  122 



Shared Samples

The International HapMap Collection shares some samples with the 1000 Genomes Project. Please click here to view Luhya samples that are also part of the 1000 Genomes Project.

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from people living in Webuye Division, Bungoma District, Kenya. All of the samples are from unrelated individuals who identified themselves as having four Luhya grandparents.

Referring to Populations

It is important to refer to this community as "Luhya in Webuye, Kenya" when describing these samples in articles or presentations. Including the full name reinforces the point that the sample set does not represent does not represent all Luhya people, whose population history is complex. The population should not be described merely as "African", "Sub-Saharan African", "East African", or "Kenyan", since each of those designators encompasses many communities.

The full population descriptor is Luhya in Webuye, Kenya  and the abbreviation is LWK.

Additional guidance about how to refer to the populations can be found at Guidelines for Referring to the Populations in Publications and Presentations. 

Principal Investigators for Community Engagement and Sample Collection 

  • Charles Rotimi -Howard University, Washington, DC 
  • Duncan Ngare -Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya