Government not considering extending deadline of ongoing national census

There will be no extension of the ongoing national census and the exercise will strictly end on Saturday, August 31, government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has said.

As such, the government has initiated hotline toll free number, 0800 221 020, to enable those who would not have been counted to contact their office for assistance before the deadline.

Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has ruled out extending deadline of ongoing national census.

“For those who have not been counted, you have up to Saturday, August 31, to ensure you are enumerated, you can call the free toll number for assistance,”said the government spokesperson.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Director General Zachary Mwangi said the enumerator will be dropping cards containing the toll free number at the door of those who would not be found in their houses during the exercise.

He urged such citizens to use the number to contact the enumerators or call the head office for assistance.

Census began on the nights of Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25.

The counting has since been going on during daytime and is expected to end on Saturday.

The government is expected to release provisional results of the exercise in three months time from the date of finalising the count.

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