According to a recent poll by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Kenyan men have had an average of seven sexual partners throughout their lives, compared to two for women.
In contrast to 19% of women, 35% of males reported having sex in the last year with someone who was neither their wife nor a roommate, according to the “Demographic and Health Survey” report.
“A higher proportion of men (15%) than women (4%) reported having two or more sexual partners in the 12 months prior to the survey.
“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.”
Age-wise, those between the ages of 20 and 24 had the largest percentage of people with more than two sexual partners (5.8%), followed by those between the ages of 15 and 29 and 30 and 39. Women in their forties had the lowest prevalence rate, at 2.4%.
The survey also showed that men with greater education and wealth have more sexual partners than men with less education and wealth.
The percentage of men who had more than two sexual partners was highest among those aged 20 to 29 (21.5%), followed by those in their thirties (17%), their forties (13%) and teenagers aged 15 to 19 (5.3%).