Gov't announces extension of 2019 census hours

The 7 towns that will be most affected by the new hours

Census to go on from 6am to 10pm in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kakamega, Nakuru, Eldoret, Thika, Nyeri

The government has announced an extension of working hours for the 2019 Population and Housing Census from the previously outlined 6 pm to 6 am to include also 6 am to 10 pm in major towns in the country.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho further clarified that the new hours will apply to Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kakamega, Eldoret, Thika and Nyeri.

He outlined that the rest of the country will have the census hours will be extended to cover between 6 am to 9 pm.

"We acknowledge that day two saw an improved pace from day one and we know many Kenyans are yet to be visited but we ask them to bear with us it is a common problem when applying new technology. As you all know, the process is fully digital.

"To recover lost time, the inter-ministerial committee has agreed to extend the working hours especially in the urban areas," PS Kibicho explained.

Bars to be open on usual hours

PS Kibicho also officially announced that the ban on bars and entertainment joints ended on Sunday and they would be free to open according to the usual 5 pm to 11 pm schedule.

He also conveyed that a majority of the VIPs across the country had been enumerated on day one of the census.

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