PCI partners with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), whose roots lie in the Scottish Presbyterian mission work that began in 1891. Today, PCEA has around 1.5 million affiliates in over 1,000 congregations.
Kenya enjoys freedom of religion, and the church has grown rapidly in the last 20 years. Over four-fifths of the population claim to be Christians. Kenya is reckoned to have 13 million evangelicals, nearly as many as the whole of Europe. Still, there are about 24 “unreached” people groups representing less than 20% of the population, most of who are Muslims or follow traditional religion.
In recent times, tensions have arisen between Christian and Muslim groups in the north.