Tugen may also refer to Tugen Hills in Kenya
The Tugen are a branch of the Kalenjin community and they occupy the districts of Baringo and Koibatek in Rift Valley, Kenya. Daniel arap Moi, the second president of Kenya (1978 - 2002) was from the Tugen branch. The Tugen people speak the Tugen language.
The Tugen are cattle keepers and the cow occupies a central part in their cultural lives, as food (meat and milk), currency, as dowry. Among the Kalenjin community they are known as resilient since they live in harsh climatic conditions.
The Tugen are further subdivided into:
Traditionally, like other Kalenjin, the Tugen prayed to a God called Asis (which means 'sun'.) Most have converted to Christianity.