This species occurs discontinuously at high altitudes from 1,280-3,300 m asl from central Ethiopia (both sides of the Rift Valley), south through the Kenya Highlands (where it occurs widely on both sides of the Rift Valley, and on the floor of the Rift Valley at Lakes Naivasha and Elmenteita), west to Mount Elgon and southeastern Uganda, and south to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in montane grassland and forest-edge. It breeds in permanent pools, rain-fed temporary pools and flooded fields in montane grassland.
It is a common species.
The main threat is habitat degradation resulting from human expansion and settlement, with consequent agricultural encroachment, and overgrazing by livestock.
It occurs in several protected areas.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amietophrynus kerinyagae. In: IUCN 2014