Uhuru: 2019 Census the first to be fully funded by State

In Summary

• The results were released on Monday by KNBS director general Zachary Mwangi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta.
President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has thanked KNBS for conducting a successful Census.

On Monday, he said Kenya is the first country in Africa to release the results two months after the counting exercise was completed.

He said this was the first census to be conducted under the 2010 constitution, fully funded by his administration.


"I would also like to thank the security team. I am happy to note that this is the first Census which was fully funded by my administration," Uhuru said after releasing the results.

Uhuru said that the census results will help in realigning the developmental strategies.

He thanked Kenyans for demonstrating their civic duty and the patriotic engagement by the elders and Census officials for staying late in the night to ensure complete coverage.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics released the Census results indicating that Kenya's population is 47.5 million.

The results were released on Monday by KNBS director-general Zachary Mwangi.

The Census was conducted on the nights of August 24 and 25 and continued till  August 31.

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