Office relocation

Physical Address :Real Towers, Upper Hill
Street Name:Hospital Road
Postal Address: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics , P.O. Box 30266–00100 GPO NAIROBI.
Telephone: +254-20-3317583 /3317612 /3317623 /3317622 /3317588 /3317586 /3317651
Hotline Numbers: 0701244533, 0735004401
Fax: +254-20-315977

Director General Office,

Data request

To Report Corruption


Every 10 years, we have come together as a nation to be counted. This year’s census will be the sixth since Kenya’s independence. As we have always done, we will stand together on the night of 24th August 2019 to participate in this national and patriotic duty

Producer Price Index Third Quarter 2018

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the third quarter of 2018.  Producer Price Index measures the gross changes in the trading price of products on the domestic and non-domestic markets, at all stages of processing.

The price changes are measured from the perspective of the producer. The producer prices are collected as at 15th February, 15th May, 15th August and 15th November of the year. These dates correspond to the first, second, third and fourth quarters of the year, respectively.

The Producer Price Indices are grouped according to the International Standards of Industrial Classifications of All Economic Activities (ISIC) . The third quarter year on year overall producer inflation was 0.37 per cent in September 2018 compared to 5.46 per cent recorded in September 2017.Producer Price Index Third Quarter 2018

ADDENDUM : KNBS/ONT/02/2018-2019

Reference is made to the below tender which was advertised on Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 in MY.GOV Publication and was due for close and open on 21st August, 2018 at 10:00 am. Reference is made to the below tender which was advertised on Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 in MY.GOV Publication and was due for close and open on 21st August, 2018 at 10:00 am.

KNBS/ONT/02/2018-2019 Supply, Delivery and Installation of Air Conditioning, Data Center Works, Plumbing & Drainage and Associated Works for the KNBS Leased Office at Real Towers, Upper Hill Area – Nairobi 21st August, 2018 at 10.00am 23rd August, 2018 at 10:00 am.

KNBS wishes to notify all interested Tenderers Participating in the tender, that close and opening of the tender has been pushed to 23rd August, 2018 at 10:00 am and thus all tender should be received on or before 23rd August, 2018 at 10:00 am. This is due to the National Public Holiday (Idd-ul-Azha) falling on the 21st August, 2018.


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Leading Economic Indicator June 2018

The Leading Economic Indicators highlights trends in Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, international trade, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, building and construction, tour-ism and transport.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased from 195.05 points in May 2018 to 193.31 points in June 2018. The overall rate of in-flation rose from 3.95 per cent to 4.28 per cent during the same period. In June 2018, the Kenyan Shilling appreciated against the major trading currencies except for the US Dollar and the Japanese Yen. The average yield rate for the 91-day Treasury bills, which is a benchmark for the general trend of interest rates decreased slightly from 7.96 per cent in May 2018 to 7.23 per cent in June 2018, while the inter-bank rate rose from 4.93 per cent in May 2018 to 5.03 per cent in June 2018.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) 20 share index decreased from 3,333 points in May 2018 to 3,286 points in June 2018, while the total number of shares traded dropped from 677 million shares to 453 million shares during the same period. The total value of NSE shares traded decreased from KSh 18.38 billion in May 2018 to KSh 13.69 billion in June 2018.
Broad money supply (M3), a key indicator for monetary policy formulation, increased from KSh 3,122.37 bil-lion in May 2018 to KSh 3,242.94 billion in June 2018. Gross Foreign Exchange Reserves increased from KSh 1,210.28 billion in May 2018 to KSh 1,221.83 billion in June 2018. Net Foreign Exchange Reserves in-creased from KSh 726.45 billion in May 2018 to KSh 760.51 billion in June 2018.


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After the pre-bid conference that took place on Wednesday 28th March, 2018 at Real Towers- Upper hill area Nairobi, KNBS wishes to extend the tender closing and opening date to enable give interested tenderers adequate time to respond to concerns raised during the pre-bid conference. Eligible Tenderers are therefore requested to obtain further information and download the respective addendums from the KNBS website; under “Tenders” portal. Further, submission deadline for all the tenders has been extended to 13th April, 2018 at 10:00am instead of 3rd April, 2018 as previously stated.


NB: Kindly note that other information in the tender document remains the same. Proposed drawings will be uploaded in the website together with the respective addendums.




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The Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS) was designed to collect key information for computation of updated poverty and inequality indicators, to update the labour force indicators, derive the consumer price index, and revise the national accounts information.

The survey was also aimed at providing data on key socio-economic aspects of the Kenyan population which include: education, health, energy, housing, water and sanitation. This data is critical to the national and county governments and private sector for the purpose of guiding investment and national development policy decisions. The basic report provides a reflection of the socio-economic status of the Kenyan population.

Date:                       Thursday, 22nd March 2018
9:00 AM

Venue:                    Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Lenana Hall.

Guest Speaker:    Mr. Henry Rotich, EGH Cabinet Secretary, The National Treasury and Ministry of Planning


The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency established under the Statistics Act, 2006 to collect, compile, analyze, and disseminate socio-economic statistics needed for planning and policy formulation in Kenya. KNBS invites sealed open National tenders as below:-

TENDER NO: KNBS/OT/23/2017-2018

ITEM/SERVICE DESCRIPTION: Provision of Insurance Cover for KNBS Motor Vehicle (76No.) and 47No. Motor Cycles

CLOSING DATES: 19th March, 2018

Original and Completed Tender document plus one copy should be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes marked with tender reference number and be deposited in the Tender Box on 1st Floor– Herufi House addressed to:-Eligible Tenderers may obtain further information and download the Tender Document free of charge from the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) supplier portal ( and /or Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) website; under “Tenders” portal. Those who download the document must immediately forward their particulars (i.e. Name & Contacts of Applicant) to email; for purposes of registration.

Director General

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

P.O. Box 30266-00100,


so as to be received on or before 19th March, 2018 at 10:00am

Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the Candidates or their representatives who choose to attend at the KNBS Board RoomHerufi House, 1st Floor.

 Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Late tenders will not be accepted


The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) would like to bring to the attention of the public that it has not placed any job advertisements for the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, as is being purported through social media.

We wish to notify the public that all our recruitments are coordinated from our Human Resource Management and Development office in Nairobi. All KNBS job advertisements are done through the daily newspapers, uploaded on the website,, and a link sent to the official social media sites. Anytime you receive job advertisements purported to be from the Bureau, kindly verify such details from our official platforms.

The recruitment processes are free, fair and do not involve exchange of money or favors of any kind. Members of public are therefore advised NOT to send any money for employment.

The people behind the advert are fraudsters and conmen posing as employees of the Bureau for their selfish gains.

We caution the public to be wary of such individuals who purport to be recruiting on   behalf of the Bureau.


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