- Holotype: ZFMK: ZFMK_HYM_2009_6098, worker.
- Type locality: KENYA, Kakamega Forest, Isecheno Forest Reserve, 00° 24' N, 34° 86' E, 1800m, 28.IV.2001, Equatorial rain forest, under bark of rotten wood, hand collected, leg. R.R. Snelling.
- Paratypes: 4 workers with same data as holotype (CASC: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6097; LACM: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6095; NMK: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6099; ZFMK: 1 worker ZFMK_HYM_2009_6096).
- Etymology: The species is named in reference to the Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya, which is an important biodiversity conservation area with a rich ant fauna, and was the temporary home to the authors during several ant field surveys.