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Government trains census officials

Census officials have been asked to uphold integrity and efficiency during the August 24 and 25 population census.

Trans Nzoia West deputy county commissioner Khalif Abudulahi at the same time asked the recruited officials to take training seriously and attend all sessions.

Khalif was speaking Monday during the official launch of training of content supervisors at the Kitale National polytechnic.

He reminded officials that the counting of Kenyans was key to the planning of the country and everything has been put in place to get accurate figures.

“We do not want anybody to go to court like it happened in the 2009 census where population data was contested in North Eastern,” he said.

Kenya National Bureau of statistics is training 361 content supervisors for the next seven days and will train at least 2, 239 enumerators next week for the population exercise.

The deputy county commissioner assured residents of enough security during the August exercise and asked residents to co-operate in the exercise to achieve credible data.

“All census officials will be given reflector jackets to identify them and they will be walking around with village elders and assistant chiefs,” he said.

The Bureau has trained ICT supervisors who will be in-charge of all collected data during the census. Trans Nzoia recruited and trained 39 ICT officials.

By Pauline Ikanda

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