The Sector Statistics Report for the Second Quarter of the 2019/20 Financial Year provides an

overview of the performance and trends of the ICT sector for the period 1st October to 31st

December 2019, on the following service categories:

Mobile Telephony Services.

  • Fixed Telephony Services.
  • Data/Internet Services.
  • Postal and Courier Services.

As at 31st December 2019, the number of active mobile subscriptions (SIM Cards) in the country

stood at 54.5 million translating to mobile (SIM) penetration

of 114.8 percent.



During the quarter under review, some mobile network operators revised data initially submitted especially that on mobile data subscriptions, which account for 99 percent of data/internet subscriptions. In this respect, the total data/internet subscriptions declined to stand at 39.6 million, of which 22.0 million subscriptions were on broadband.

During the period under review, fibre to the office/home data/internet subscriptions recorded the highest number of broadband subscriptions, whereas fixed wireless recorded the highest number of narrow-band subscriptions.



Cyber Threat Statistics

The National KE-CIRT/CC has deployed various cyber threat detection systems towards enhancing Kenya’s national cyber security readiness and resilience. During the period October – December 2019, the National KE-CIRT/CC detected 37.1 million cyber threats as compared to 25.2 million cyber threat events detected in the period July – September 2019

This was a 47.2 percent increase as compared to the previous quarter, which is attributed to an exponentially high number of malware threats detected, as demonstrated by increased number of cyber threat advisories issued during the quarter.

Cyber Threat Oct-Dec 19 July-Sep 19 Quarterly Variation (%)
Totals 37,133,200 25,211,269 47.2
Malware 34,854,959 20,540,231 69.7
DDOS/Botnet 346,704 573,421 -39.5
Web Application Attacks 1,908,001 4,069,671 -53.1
System Vulnerabilities 23,536 27,946 -15.8

As the trusted national point of contact on cyber security matters, the National KE-CIRT/CC analyzed the cyber threat events detected and issued advisories to the affected critical information infrastructure service providers. During the quarter under review, the National KE-CIRT/CC issued 16,637 advisories, which is a 2.9 percent decrease to the 17,127 advisories that were issued during the period of July – September 2019

Cyber Threats Advisories Oct-Dec 19 Jul-Sep 19 Quarterly Variation (%)
Totals 16,637 17,127 -2.9
Malware 1,601 2,160 -25.9
Botnet 943 318 214.8
Web Application Attacks 45 291 -84.5
System Vulnerabilities 13,815 13,897 -0.59
Others 233 461 -49.5



Emerging telecommunication challenges such as Cybersecurity incidents are likely to increase and evolve at a similar rate and therefore, the relevant government institutions and stakeholders will need to continuously review and where necessary revise the existing national laws, policies and regulations in order to address these challenges, while enhancing innovation