Kenya Household Master Sample Frame (K-HMSF) Creation

As the Principal Government agency mandated to collect official statistics, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) maintains sampling frames. It is from these sampling frames that samples are scientifically drawn for participation in surveys. Data collected from these surveys is used for evidence-based policy formulation and monitoring.


One of these sampling frames is the Kenya Household Master Sample Frame (K-HMSF) which is created after conducting a Population and Housing Census. Following completion of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, KNBS has began the process of creating a new sampling frame. The frame will be based on the Enumeration Areas (EAs) used during the 2019 Population and Housing Census.


It is in this regard that KNBS calls on your support in this undertaking in providing employees access to the enumeration areas. The exercise will be conducted by a team of KNBS employees, whose names and ID numbers will be indicated in letters signed by the KNBS County Statistical Officers in the counties this exercise will be conducted. This exercise will be implemented in phases. Currently the frame is being updated in the following counties; Nairobi, Machakos, Nakuru, Kiambu and Kajiado.


Queries regarding this exercise may be addressed to  or