Monday 23 May 2022
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KNBS to recruit 164,000 in June for national census exercise

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) says the recruitment process of over 164,000 people who will conduct the countrywide Census in August 2019 will start in June 2019. Director General Zachary Mwangi says training will be carried out in July in preparation of the exercise. The bureau will need about 135,000 enumerators, 27, 000 content supervisors and 2,700 ICT supervisors. however Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich warned Kenyans against fake job offers during the period saying that the government does not require individuals to pay any money to be considered for employment. The census will be done in August 2019 on the week of 24th at a cost of Sh18.5 billion. Principal Secretary  State Department of Planning Julius Muia says the census is important for the budget allocation process for the devolved units, and will also be used in future planning, as well as monitor the progress of Kenya’s third medium-term plan for implementation scheduled for 2018 to 2022 and vision 2030.

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