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September 24, 2018

5-minutes-Interview: Don't mistake me for a tax collector, I gather data

Patrick
Patrick

I'm good at……….data collection, analysis and publication.

I'm very bad at………pushing people do their work. I like people who are committed to their work.

The last book I enjoyed reading is…………not a book but a magazine, The Economist.

A common misconception about me is…………I am a tax collector. I have learnt that most people evade paying tax.

One of my worst childhood fears was………….snakes.

My ideal night out is…………..going to a quiet place to have dinner with a few friends.

The most surprising thing that happened to me is………………I received an admission letter for a masters programme at one of the universities but I had gone to the field in Marsabit, yet there was a form I had to fill.

In moments of weakness I……………….keep to myself and ponder over what has happened .

If I was a politician, I would……………try to improve the lives of people in my constituency.

The best age to is…………..35. This is when you have transformed from being youth to a middle-age person.

The best part of my job is……………..when I'm collecting data in the field.

Living leader I most admire……………….Central Bank of Kenya governor Patrick Njoroge.

My greatest achievement is…………………….leading a team to create cluster at Korogocho slum in Nairobi.

My greatest regret………………..not pursuing my the career I dreamt of as a child.

My greatest possession is……………….my family.

If I was to die in five minutes, my last words would be………..Talk to my family and thank God for life well lived.

Patrick Mwaniki is senior manager, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

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