Census 2019: What to do if you are not counted

By Vincent Kejitan | Friday, Aug 23rd 2019 at 12:43
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The 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census is set to officially start on Saturday, August 24, 2019, and members of the public have been asked to be at home to ensure they are enumerated.

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), those not enumerated by August 31, 2019, should report to the local administrative office.

“It may not be possible to reach everyone everywhere on the night of 24th August 2019.

“Those not enumerated by 31st August 2019, should report to the local administrative office. However, care must be taken to ensure that you have indeed not been enumerated,” said KNBS.

Adding: “It is not uncommon for members who are momentarily away from their households to be enumerated in absentia.”

On Thursday, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i maintained that entertainment joints and bars will remain closed from 6pm on Saturday saying the exercise happens just once in 10 years.

"I am sorry for the inconvenience caused due this exercise. We have to carry out the census. We are asking you by 5pm to proceed home and be counted. Some people are asking me through social media to revise the decision.

“You can go have your drink between 2pm to 5pm. This exercise only happens once in 10 years," he said.

To Christians who often hold vigils, the CS requested them to shift prayers to their houses to ensure they are counted.

"Activities of Sunday and Saturday nights to not just affect those who go to bars. I know some of our fellow Christians who are in keshas (vigils), please on this particular day, let's shift prayers to our houses so that we can be counted," he added. 

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