The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has assured Kenyans that preparations for 2019 Population and Housing Census slated for the night of August 24th2019 are proceeding as scheduled.
The Director General, Mr. Zachary Mwangi says for the first time Kenya will leverage newer technology to ensure the census exercise is conducted as per expected global standards.
“The KNBS is working round the clock to ensure preparations for the census are completed within the agreed timelines and meet the internationally recognized thresholds,” said Mr. Mwangi during a media briefing.
He added: “This time round census data will be captured electronically through a paperless process. It will incorporate use of data collection tablets that have been locally assembled at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and Moi University.”
About 170,000 enumerators and supervisors are being recruited to work in this year’s Housing and Population Census. The recruitment process is ongoing and will be completed by 12th of July 2019.
“This exercise has to adhere to internationally recognized guidelines which advocate for the values of professionalism, transparency, accountability and integrity required of statistical systems in maintaining credibility and public confidence,” he emphasized.