Office of The Director General

The Director General is the Chief Executive of the Bureau

  Broad Functions of the DG;

  1. Responsible for the day to day management of the Bureau
  2. Manage the funds and the property of the Bureau
  • Be responsible for the management of the staff of the Bureau
  1. Cause to be prepared for the approval of the Board;
    • The annual work programmes of the Bureau
    • The annual budget and audited accounts of the Bureau

There are four division that operate under the Director Generals Office

  • Procurement Division
  • Legal Division
  • Public Affairs and Corporate Communication Division
  • Internal Audit Division

 Supply Chain Department

The Bureau’s Supply Chain Department functionally and administratively reports to the Director General as envisaged in the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act (PPADA 2015). The delegated mandate of the Supply Chain Department is to coordinate Procurement planning, Procurement processing, Inventory and Asset management, Disposal of Assets and Contract Management.

All processes involved in the acquisition of goods, works, and services are subjected to competitive bidding as provided for in the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015 and instructions issued by the National Treasury and the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority. All Supply Chain activities are guided by values and principles of the Kenyan Constitution and all other relevant legislation’s.

 Legal Affairs


  1. Advising the Board and the entire Bureau on all legal issues the Bureau encounters. These include civil, criminal, contractual, statutory obligations and memorandum of understanding. In this regard, the Legal office is to represent the Bureau and the Board on any litigation in court;
  2. Handling all Board Secretarial issues. These include coordinating the preparation of agenda, organizing board papers, and taking minutes during Board meetings ;
  • Attending top Bureau management meetings which deal with the day to day policy issues;
  1. The office prepares the employment and other contracts and administers the oath of secrecy as required in the Statistics Act.


  Public Affairs and Corporate Communication


  1. Maintaining a favorable public image of the Bureau by communicating Bureau programs, accomplishments and points of view;
  2. Preparing written materials including press/data releases, advocacy and communication materials and speeches;
  • Maintaining communication and public relations databases, including tracking communication and public relations;
  1. Designing and implementing innovative advocacy and communication strategies for KNBS advertising and data dissemination programs;
  2. Managing a variety of media relations as well as anticipating risks to KNBS’s brand;
  3. Defining corporate reputation strategies and managing relationships with the public – media, opinion leaders, NGOs and others.

Audit and Risk Management


  1. Spearheading the development of detailed and risk based internal audit strategic plan and rolling audit programme to cover all auditable areas in KNBS in order to provide assurance to management and the board on internal controls, risk management and governance;
  2. Developing annual budget and plans for the Internal Audit & Risk Management department;
  • Preparing and updating internal audit manuals and audit checklists;
  1. Providing secretarial support to the KNBS Audit Committee;
  2. Providing consulting services to the Bureau in developing appropriate risk management, control and governance frameworks;
  3. Carrying out investigations/special audits on irregularities identified or reported on any wastage of public funds.

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