Men in Kirinyaga are the least persons who have had more than two sexual partners in the last year according to a study report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2022 released on Tuesday, revealed that the percentage of men in Kirinyaga who have had multiple sexual partners in the last 12 months stands at 1.6% followed by men in Kericho who stand at 2.2%.
2.3% of men in Garissa were also found to have kept a minimum number of sexual partners followed by those in Turkana whose percentage is 5.0.
The survey also shows that the number of women in Mandera who have had multiple sexual partners in the last 12 months stands at zero per cent.
Women in Tana River and Kwale followed both recording a percentage of 0.5 as women while Vihiga recorded 0.7%.
A higher number of women who were found to have had more sexual partners were between the ages of 20 to 24 with 31.1% of them having intercourse with a person who neither was their wife nor lived with them.
In men, those aged between 25-29 were the highest of those who had multiple sexual partners.
However, those who had intercourse with a person who neither was their wife nor lived with them were more in the 20-24 age bracket standing at 61.3%.
On those who have had the highest number of sexual partners, researchers noted that women in Murang’a topped the list with 11% and men in Migori stood at 28.7%.
It was discovered that a higher proportion of men (15%) than women (4%) had 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” read the statement.
The sample for the 2022 KDHS was drawn from the Kenya Household Master Sample Frame (K-HMSF), which is the frame that KNBS currently operates to conduct household-based sample surveys in Kenya.
Data collection for the 2022 KDHS was carried out from February 17 to July 13, 2022.