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The government had previously designated Monday August 26th, as a public holiday to facilitate the national population and housing census, that is set to kick start exactly one week from today. 

The Presidential Strategic Communication Unit announced a correction to its earlier release on the announcement of 26th August census holiday, in a late-night dispatch to newsrooms.

“We regret the error and wish to say that as much as the Kenya 2019 Population and Housing Census is important to the country, August 26 will not be a public holiday,” PSCU said in a statement.

According to Statistics Act of 2006, any person who willfully fails to give any information or particulars as required under the Act commits an offence. They are liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding Sh100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or to both.