Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa. Its population is about 43 million. Its official languages are Swahili and English. The country is named after Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain peak in Africa. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi.

Kenya has been populated by native Africans, until European exploration of the region began in the 19th century. In 1895, the British Empire established the East Africa Protectorate in 1895, known from 1920 as the Kenya Colony. The modern Republic of Kenya was founded in 1963 and a new constitution was adopted in 2010, which replaced the old one inherited from the British at independence.

Kenya is governed by a semi-presidential republic, with the President serving as both the head of state and the head of government. It has the largest economy in East and Central Africa and its capital Nairobi is a regional commercial hub. Kenya is also home to wildlife and has various safaris, wildlife reserves and lakes.

Spanking in KenyaEdit

Judicial corporal punishment, in the form of caning, was applied to juveniles frequently under British rule and, for serious offences, to adult males.[1] It continued to be used after independence until it was outlawed in 2003.[2]

School corporal punishment, usually taking the form of British-style caning, was banned in 2001,[3] but student discipline is widely perceived to have suffered as a result, and many schools have continued to use the cane in defiance of the ban.[4]

The parental spanking of children is still lawful according to Article 127 of the Children Act 2001, which gives parents the right to "administer reasonable punishment".

A traditional spanking implement used in Africa including Kenya is the sjambok, a kind of single-tail whip made of rhinoceros or hippopotamus hide.

Kenyan spanking artEdit

There is no Kenyan spanking artist known so far.

The following British television films feature spanking scenes set in Kenya: The Flame Trees of Thika (1981) and The Happy Valley (1987).


  1. Kenya: Judicial CP at World Corporal Punishment Research.
  2. Bowry, Pravin (16 September 2003)."Changes in criminal law significant". Daily Nation (Nairobi).
  3. Aduda, David (11 April 2001). "Minister outlaws caning in schools". Daily Nation (Nairobi).
  4. Kenya: School CP at World Corporal Punishment Research.

See alsoEdit