The 2019 National Population and Housing Census is set to kick off on Saturday 24th August and will last for at least a week.
Kenyans have major concerns on how they will know the real census enumerators as the exercise will be carried out at the nights of the weekend.
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Director McDonald Obutho has listed five ways in which Kenyans will identify their official enumerators from thugs.
First, the enumerator has to show their KNBS identification card. The ID should have the official name of the enumerator, the national ID number, the Kenyan court of arms, the KNBS logo and the 2019 census logo.
Secondly, the enumerator should be in an uniform at all times. This should be an orange or maroon reflector jacket branded with the Kenyan coat of arms on the right and census logo on the left.
Thirdly, the enumerator must have a Computer Aided Personal Interviewer (CAPI) tablet as the exercise we be digital.
The enumerators should also be accompanied the resident’s association leader or welfare security personel to assure that they are official.
Lastly the exercise should not take more than 30 minutes and the official should not ask for monetary compensation.