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Online Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Kenya

As one of Africa’s leaders on internet uptake, recording the highest internet penetration rate in Africa in 2020, Kenya’s laws are particularly important in protecting users against online sexual exploitation and abuse (OSEA). Among a population of 47.6 million, there are approximately 41.5 internet subscribers, and those numbers continue to increase.

Reporting of OSEA remains a challenge in Kenya, making it difficult to show a clear statistical picture of the occurrences of OSEA and to address and eradicate the behaviors.

The information in this factsheet is largely derived from our 2021 report, Ending Online Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Women and Girls: A Call for International Standards.