Maasai in Kinyawa, Kenya [MKK]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 205
DNA: 205
 Trios:  30
 Parent-Child Duos:  1
 Unrelated Individuals:  113

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from people living in Kinyawa, Kenya from individuals who identified themselves as having four Maasai grandparents.

Referring to Populations

It is important to refer to this community as "Maasai in Kinyawa, Kenya" in articles or presentations. Including the full name reinforces the point that the sample set does not represent all Maasai 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 Maasai in Kinyawa, Kenya  and the abbreviation is MKK.

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

Principal Investigator for Community Engagement and Sample Collection 

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