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Kenyans get ready for a whooping $180M national census

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has assured Kenyans that preparations for 2019 Population and Housing Census slated for the night of August 24th, 2019 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 census will cost about Kshs. 18.5 billion. Some of the money has been set aside by the government in its budget, while additional funds will be availed by development partners.

“The KNBS is working round the clock to ensure preparations for the census are completed within the agreed on 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 the use of data collection tablets that have been locally assembled …