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A directive from Interior Cabinet Secretary stated that bars across the country will remain closed for two days starting Saturday 24th 5pm due to the national census period.

The annual Kenya Population and Housing Census is set to take place on the night of 24th August 2019 all the way to 31st August.

According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), earlier this month, announced that this will be the 8th census to be conducted in Kenya. Kenyans are encouraged to be indoors on the day of the census to ensure correct data is collected at the same time to ensure everyone participates. The information gathered will be confidential and all census officials will sear an “Oath of Secrecy”.

“The census information will be held in strict confidence by KNBS and will be used for statistical purposes only. All census officials will swear an “Oath of Secrecy” as required by the law. Individual particulars will not be made public,” KNBS.