The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics through the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development, and Vision 2030 is embarking on the 2019 census to determine the national population under the Statistics Act of 2006.
The Kenyan Census is one of the most intensive state jobs that requires a lot of manpower to do the counting. As such, it is expected that there will be openings for the census jobs.
While this is a much-anticipated opportunity for many unemployed Kenyans, it should be noted that the Bureau has not yet announced any job openings.
As such, people should remain vigilant of conmen on social media and the internet asking Kenyans for money so they can be given the jobs. KNBS has not announced any census jobs yet.
Statement from KNBS on rumors circulating on social media
In response to the rumors. The body mandated with conducting census in Kenya sent out a tweet. It cautioned on the rumor going around social media.
KNBS was categorical on the matter and asked all Kenyans to be on the lookout for such Fake adverts.
KNBS went ahead to state that their openings are advertised on the daily paper and on their official website only, not social media.
Here is the tweet from KNBS
Reference is made to a job advert circulating on social media. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics wishes to notify the public that we are currently NOT recruiting pic.twitter.com/LsfBh6yyHo
— KNBStats (@KNBStats) June 15, 2018
As of now, KNBS is undertaking preliminary actions ahead of the forthcoming 2019 census. Ones the Bureau is ready, they will conduct their advertisements to the public accordingly.
Upon announcement, the jobs will be categorized into three main groups, namely, senior supervisors, supervisors, and enumerators.
The Bureau will outline the requirements for each category. For now, Kenyans should not fall prey to any Census jobs hoax on the internet. Stay Vigilant!!