Conmen are posing as Kenya National Bureau of Statistics to rob Kenyans ahead of 2019 Census exercise, The Bureau Chief Executive has said.
The national statistics Bureau has thus distanced itself from a jobs advertisement doing rounds on social media platforms, saying it is yet to place a call for Enumerators.
“All KNBS job advertisements are done through the daily newspapers, uploaded on our website, www.knbs.or.ke, and a link sent to the official social media site,” read part of KNBS circular.
KNBS said recruitment processes are free, fair and do not involve exchange of money or favors of any kind.
“Members of the public are therefore advised not to send any money for employment,” read the circular.
All recruitments it said are coordinated by Human Resource Management and Development office in Nairobi.
It has further notified the public to verify job advertisements from the institution’s official platforms.
Census Period in Kenya has previously been marred with a lot of controversies including manipulation of manual records.
This time, Things will be different after President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled a new national identity registration team to clean-up civil restoration database.
The inter-ministerial team chaired by Dr Fred Matiang’i is required to create, manage and maintain a national population database of personal information of all Kenyan citizens and registered foreigners living in the country, who will all be assigned a unique identification number alias Huduman Namba to persons in the database.
Kenya’s Population in the 2009 census stood at 38,610,097 people.