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Report indicate that few Kenyans have access to Internet

According to the recent census, Kenyan has less access to ICT services as opposed to the previous claims.

Indications from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) in the census report, the number of mobile phone users, is 20 million. The majority of citizens who own phones are women.

One in every five Kenyans has access to an internet connection, with only 3.7 percent of the population engaging in e-commerce.

In another report, it said, “KPHC results show that 20.6 individuals who are three years and above own a mobile phone. Out of the population, 10.4 million are women, and men are 10.2 million.”

From the data, 22.6 percent who are three years and above use internet while 10.4 percent used computers. A population of 4.3 percent of individuals who are 15 years and above searched and bought goods and services online.

These figures are very different from the perspective of how Kenyans have access to ICT goods and services.

In a report by Communication Authority of Kenya, which was carried for three months up to September 2019, mobile phone subscribers are 53 million. Active mobile subscriptions shot from 52.2 million in end of June 2019.

The data from KNBS indicates that mobile ownership is high in rural areas at 12 million, while in urban areas, it is 8 million.

Nairobi County is leading with four million mobile owners. According to the data, 190,000 children under four years own a mobile phone. Individuals who are 75 years and above who own mobile phones are 317,843.

Figures from the report show that few households in the country own a television set, even though it was listed as the most popular asset.

Households that own a television were 40.7 percent. Urban areas had the largest share of a TV set, with up to 62.5 percent of the population while in rural areas, 26.9 percent.

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