Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) via a report identified as Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) in 2022 have established that the average number of sexual partners among Kenyan men is 7.4.
KDHS survey showed that a higher proportion of men (15 per cent) than women (4 per cent) have two or more sexual partners in the 12 months prior to the survey.
According to the report, Migori county led with the highest number of men with multiple partners at 28.7 per cent, Elgeyo Marakwet came second at 28.5per cent while West Pokot came third with 27.2 per cent.
KDHS report showed that Kenyan women have an average of 2.3 sexual partners.
“Of those with more than one partner in the last 12 months, 24% of women and 45% of men reported using a condom during their last sexual intercourse,” the report indicated.
KNBS report also showed that in the 12 months before the survey, 19 per cent of women had sex with a person who neither was their husband nor lived with them. Only 37% of these women used condoms during their last sexual intercourse with such a partner.
12 months before the survey, Thirty-five per cent of men had sex with a person who neither was their wife nor lived with them, and 68 per cent of these men reported to have used a condom during their last sexual intercourse with such a partner.
Data collection for the survey was carried out from February 17 to July 13, 2022.