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2019 Census kicks off

2019 Census kicks off

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The 2019 National Population and Housing Census operation officially started at 6pm on Saturday with many Kenyans giving their experiences of the process so far.

On social media, some have raised concern that they are being asked whether they enrolled for Huduma Namba.

This is the first census exercise that has had Kenyans sharing their experiences across various social media platforms.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were among the first Kenyans to be enumerated

The President, who was joined by former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta and several of his family members, was enumerated at his Nairobi home.

Deputy President William Ruto was also listed alongside his immediate family members at his Karen home in Nairobi, according to his Spokesman David Mugonyi.

The DP urged Kenyans to participate fully in the exercise, saying it would aid government to plan and make key policy decisions in allocating resources.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga was enumerated at his Karen residence in the company of his family.

Former President Daniel arap Moi was enumerated at his Kabarak home in an exercise led by Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui.

Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai oversaw the census exercise in Kibra.

He said The National Police Service has deployed over 100,000 police officers to accompany enumerators conducting this year’s census in a bid to ensure the safety of Kenyans during the two-day exercise.

He intimated all police officers on leave have also been recalled in a bid to enhance surveillance.

Enumerators will continue with the exercise from 6 o’clock Sunday evening to 6 o’clock Monday morning.


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