The 2019 Census exercise in Kenya; Census questionnaire and questions to be asked by enumerators

    A 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census data clerk. This year's Census was conducted between August 24th and 31st.
    A 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census data clerk. This year's Census was conducted between August 24th and 31st.

    Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a State Corporation established under the Statistics Act (2006). It is the Principal Government Agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody.
    he Government of Kenya through KNBS will be conducting the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census in August, 2019 . The Agency has already concluded the Census Cartographic Mapping; in selected parts of the country.

    The actual data Collection (Enumeration); 24th to 31st August, 2019 by contracted Census enumerators; who will make physical visits to homes and other congressional areas to collect data. Unlike previous Census exercises, KNBS will employ the use of technology in this year’s exercise. Here are some of the content expected to be in the Census questions that the enumerators will collect from households;

    1). Livestock population; information required here may include: numbers of exotic cattle, indigenous cattle, Sheep, Goats, Camels etc. Others are: Pigs, Indigenous chicken, Commercial Chicken, Bee hives and donkeys.
    2). Main sources of water; that include: Pond/ dam/ lake, piped, stream/ well/ borehole, Rain/ Harvested and any other source.
    3). Religious affiliation; Catholic, Protestant, Other Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Traditionalist, Other Religion and whether one has no Religion.
    4). Number of persons with disability with main focus on: Visual, hearing, speech and language, physical and Mental impairments.
    5). Population attending school at different levels; Pre-primary, Primary, Secondary, and in Tertiary learning institutions (Colleges, Universities, TVETs etc).
    6). Main Mode of Human Waste Disposal; i.e Main sewer, septic tank, Cess pool, pit latrine, bush etc.
    7). Population; Total family members.
    8). Ethnic affiliation; Numbers of persons per tribe.

    Information that will be generated from the Census exercise will help with planning, budgeting and programming for important services; future policy formulation as well as resource allocation across counties, and the national government.

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