Crime Rate and Women's Safety in Kenya

Safety index

Unsafe
2 /5

On average women living in Kenya raises high concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Kenya has a safety index of 2.

Crime index

Low
2.2 /5

On average women living in Kenya consider the crime rate in Kenya to be low. Based on collected reviews Kenya has a crime index of 2.2.

Violence against women

50.4%

On average 50.4% percentage of women in Kenya have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety level:

2/5

Safety walking alone after dark:

Not enough data

Safety using public transport:

Not enough data

Crime rate:

2.2/5

Worries of being sexually harassed:

Not enough data

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

Not enough data

Worries of being physically attacked:

Not enough data

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

Not enough data

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

Not enough data

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

Not enough data

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How safe is Kenya?

It definitely depends on the area in which you are staying in Kenya. In Nairobi for example, you should use bold and uber. The public transportations are definitely not safe. But all in all you cab walk around in Nairobi without being worried. I live in Bungoma, there you definitely have to be more careful.

Posted: May 11, 2024
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Is Kenya safe to travel?

3.9 /5

Based on 8 experiences

Barb

Barb

United States

Couple travel experience

For anyone that loves adventure and animals, Kenya is an incredible destination. I’m not really a beach person, but the Indian Ocean is the only ocean I will actually go in, since it is warm and crystal clear. As far as safety, I was able to walk alone and had no fear. However, you do need to be able to tell the beach boys you’re not interested in long discussions with them. Down in the south is Wasini island. There you can swim with the dolphins and whale sharks. A little to the north is the South Coast region, and there you find Simba Hills which has a coastal forest safari and you can see the rare sable antelopes. As you head further inland there are national parks such as Ambosili, Tsavo East and Tsavo West. From there you can see spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is actually located in Tanzania. There is also no shortage of wild animals and I have seen all animals except rhinos in these parks. I recommend a visit to the Masa Mari where you can see rhinos and the big herds, but it’s especially interesting during migration season.

Posted: April 29, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Kenya was surprisingly good as I was expecting to feel less safe going there alone. People are awesome and so welcoming and kind. I cherished their honesty. It was refreshing. One of my best solo trips ever.

Posted: January 25, 2024
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Is Kenya worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 8 experiences

Group travel experience

I travelled to Nairobi, Tsavo and Diani Beach. I loved the elephant sanctuary and giraffe centre in Nairobi. Tsavo Safari was incredible and Diani Beach has my heart 💓 Kenya was so beautiful and affordable. We rented land cruisers to travel around.

Posted: February 15, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent a wonderful time alone in Nairobi, Mara, and Mombasa. I never felt uncomfortable or uneasy. I simply followed the usual tips to be aware of my surroundings and tried not to stand out more than necessary. I had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful country and wonderful people of Kenya.

Posted: July 31, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Kenya

sylvia

sylvia

About Me

Hey there, globetrotters! I'm your fellow adventurer, always with a passport in hand and wanderlust in my heart. New places make my soul sing, and meeting fresh faces fuels my fire. From bustling cities to hidden corners, I'm down for any escapade that promises unique stories and unexpected laughs. Come tag along as I chase sunsets in 2024 and see where the wind takes us next! Buckle up, it's gonna be a wild ride! So far🇰🇪🇹🇿🇺🇬🇿🇦

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Tabitha

Tabitha

About Me

I am 35 year d mother of one and a wife, currently an MBA student at USIU. I love playing golf, travelling, meeting new people, swimming and reading.

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Crime in Kenya