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Kenyan Porn- An Ever Growing Industry in Kenya

August 13, 2017
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Despite the Kenya Film Classification board Chairman, Ezekiel Mutua fighting to bring sanity in Kenya, it seems immorality is still the order of the day.

From socialite’s nude on the social media platforms to teenagers who are doing the unthinkable, the Kenyan society is slowly rooting.

The number of people accessing pornography in Kenya is growing over time. With the introduction of smart phones, the Kenyan porn market has increased by double digits.

Here are the statistics:

On the year 2013, the list of most visited websites in Kenya, no porn site ranked above 100. Forward flash to 2017 and pornographic sites such as Xvideos.com are ranking tops.

At the time of writing this article, Xvideos.com ranked 30th in Kenya just below Olx Kenya and above Betin Kenya.

How many visitors does Xvideos.com receive from Kenya?

Am not great at researching, I leave that kind of thing to Blackorwa. But, this one seemed easy.

So I took it to do research to determine the amount of traffic Xvideos get from Kenya.

First thing, I took the Top website olx Kenya and checked their ahref rank. According to Ahref olx Kenya receives 189,000 visitors from Kenya.

Since Xvideos is an international site, the ranking and traffic was to be bigger. So I keyed the word ‘xvideos’ on the Ahrefs keyword explorer. The results indicated that the term was searched 130,000 times in Kenya in a month alongside other searches. The results are 99.9% accurate. In addition to that, most people who are aware of Xvideos in Kenya did not need to go to Google to get to the site. So the 130,000 is the number of new people looking to find and watch porn in Kenya.

Other ranking websites such as SimilarWeb ranked Xvideos.com on top ten. The cousins of Xvideo, xnxx, and Pornhub followed by ranking at 16th and 23rd positions respectively.

Reasons for Porn Growth in Kenya


Anyone who follows the current popular culture and trends is aware of pornography. According to research, here are some of the statistics about porn.

  • 50% and 20% of religious men and women respectively stated they were addicted to pornography.
  • People who pay for sex are 270% more likely to view porn.
  • Individuals who commit adultery are more liable to watch porn.

While these might not be Kenyan statistics, it seems we are heading this road. Many reasons attribute to the growth of porn in Kenya. Here we are going to pin point some of these factors.

  1. Phones, print media, books and magazines, photographs, publications, internet being the primary source due to privacy, videos, advertisement and social media; sharing pornography on Facebook, twitter, etc., people can create porn on social media by use of cameras on phones, laptops; take photographs of nude individuals in sexual acts and post them on social media.
  2. Another factor to consider is the rise of sex workers in the main towns in Kenya. An example to take is our capital city, Nairobi, Most popular streets to find sex workers include Koinange str., Luthuli Avenue, River road and much more coming up. In these streets, there are sex workers willing to sell their bodies for about 250-350 Kenyan shillings. Depending on the location, one might end up paying up to Ksh. 2000 to engage in the practice.
  3. The rise of strip clubs and brothels (Source). Have you ever walked around Westlands or Nairobi and saw the number of erotic posters on electrical post or walls? Some of the famous strip club joints include LIDDOS, TAHITI, APPLE BEEZ, Sabina Joy, F1 aka Madhouse, etc. Brothels like Tea Room, The famous Kericho East, Jerry’s Harbor sex workers and also provide them with security at a smaller token.

So Does Pornography Cause Social Harm?

Everybody has a right to air out their opinion. While some Kenyans find pornography bad others see it as a source of popularity, money and others see it as a means to gratify themselves.

In an experiment by Neil Malamuth, 42 men were recruited and assessed for the ‘likelihood of rape.’ They were divided into three groups. The first group was given explicit material containing scenes of rape. The second was given a selection of nonviolent pornography, and the third was given none at all. Weeks later in, each of the men was paired with a woman and told the woman was not attracted to him. Each pair had to play a guessing game with the man having to punish the woman each time she got the answer wrong. From this and other experiments, Malamuth concluded that a man who is already sexually aggressive had a greater likelihood of committing a sexually aggressive act.

While Malamuth research was too simplistic, it provided a base to start on the search of effects of pornography on an individual.

It is said and well known that the USA is the biggest consumer of porn. But in a research, USA rape figures have consistently gone down since the 90’s. While this might not be the vise in many other countries, it is sure an advantage to the USA.

For me, porn might have both positive and negative impact on an individual. Addiction is one of the biggest negative point most people deal with in today’s society.

Kenyan porn industry is surely not at peak. With the constant demonstration by sex workers looking to legalize their acts, to the growing number of Kenyans hungry for pornography, this is one of the growing trends in Kenya.

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