New statistics from Kenya’s telecoms regulator CCK show that from October 1 to December 31 last year, the number of internet users in Kenya was 16.2 million, up 11.6 percent from the previous period.
30.7 Million Mobile Subscribers
The report adds that the total number of mobile subscribers rose by 1.0 percent to 30.7 million, while the number of letters sent locally declined by 2.0 percent to reach 17.3 million down from 17.7 million letters sent during the previous period, indicating an 11.8 percent decline compared to the same period last year.
CCK says Kenyans sent more letters internationally than they received. The total number of international outgoing letters went up by 18.1 percent to 1.9 million from 1.6 million during the previous period while international incoming letters went up 20.9 percent to just 191,672 letters from 158,549 received during the previous period.